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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-10-28
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Significant clinical improvement in a patient with portopulmonary hypertension treated with sildenafil

Anna Daria Smukowska-Gorynia, Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska, Katarzyna Małaczyńska-Rajpold, Magdalena Janus, Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela, Stanisław Jankiewicz, Anna Komosa, Aleksander Araszkiewicz
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2015.0067
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Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):364-367.

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Vol 10, No 5 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-10-28

Abstract

We report a case of the 59-year-old men with portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis, who developed pulmonary arterial hypertension. The first line treatment with sildenafil 20 mg 3 times daily was introduced as part of a Polish National Treatment Program. At a 6-month follow-up we noticed a significant clinical improvement: the patient’s exercise capacity and echocardiographic parameters were substantially better. In addition, the B-type natriuretic propeptide significantly decreased.

Abstract

We report a case of the 59-year-old men with portal hypertension and liver cirrhosis, who developed pulmonary arterial hypertension. The first line treatment with sildenafil 20 mg 3 times daily was introduced as part of a Polish National Treatment Program. At a 6-month follow-up we noticed a significant clinical improvement: the patient’s exercise capacity and echocardiographic parameters were substantially better. In addition, the B-type natriuretic propeptide significantly decreased.

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Keywords

portopulmonary hypertension; sildenafil; treatment

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Title

Significant clinical improvement in a patient with portopulmonary hypertension treated with sildenafil

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 5 (2015)

Pages

364-367

Published online

2015-10-28

DOI

10.5603/FC.2015.0067

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(5):364-367.

Keywords

portopulmonary hypertension
sildenafil
treatment

Authors

Anna Daria Smukowska-Gorynia
Anna Olasińska-Wiśniewska
Katarzyna Małaczyńska-Rajpold
Magdalena Janus
Tatiana Mularek-Kubzdela
Stanisław Jankiewicz
Anna Komosa
Aleksander Araszkiewicz

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