Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

The hepatopulmonale syndrome is characterized by hypoxemia due to pulmonary microvascular vasodilation in patients with portal hypertension. , Dyspnea and hypoxemia worsen if the patient is in an upright position. The hepatopulmonale syndrome results from the formation of microscopic arteriovenous dilatation in the lungs of patients with chronic liver disease. The pathogenesis is unknown, but the disease is to come by increased hepatic production or reduced hepatic degradation of vasodilators…

September 3, 2018