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Case Reports
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Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and hepatopulmonary syndrome in patient assessed prior to liver transplantation

Michalina Galas, Renata Główczyńska, Michał Wasilewicz, Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska, Piotr Milkiewicz, Marek Krawczyk, Grzegorz Opolski
Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(3):210-213.

open access

Vol 10, No 3 (2015)
Case Reports
Published online: 2015-07-08

Abstract

Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CCM) and hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) comprise clinical manifestation of cardiovascular dysfunction associated with portal hypertension. In patients with liver cirrhosis, the only effective treatment for this organ complication is liver transplantation. In this article we present a case of 47-year-old man with primary sclerosing cholangitis, developing CCM and HPS diagnosed during pretransplant evaluation. Clinical relevance of cardiovascular dysfunction was assessed in cardio-pulmonary exercise test. Despite of increased risk for major perioperative cardiovascular complications, liver transplantation was performed successfully.

Abstract

Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy (CCM) and hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) comprise clinical manifestation of cardiovascular dysfunction associated with portal hypertension. In patients with liver cirrhosis, the only effective treatment for this organ complication is liver transplantation. In this article we present a case of 47-year-old man with primary sclerosing cholangitis, developing CCM and HPS diagnosed during pretransplant evaluation. Clinical relevance of cardiovascular dysfunction was assessed in cardio-pulmonary exercise test. Despite of increased risk for major perioperative cardiovascular complications, liver transplantation was performed successfully.

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Keywords

cirrhotic cardiomyopathy, hepatopulmonary syndrome, cardio-pulmonary exercise test

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Title

Cirrhotic cardiomyopathy and hepatopulmonary syndrome in patient assessed prior to liver transplantation

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 10, No 3 (2015)

Pages

210-213

Published online

2015-07-08

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2015;10(3):210-213.

Keywords

cirrhotic cardiomyopathy
hepatopulmonary syndrome
cardio-pulmonary exercise test

Authors

Michalina Galas
Renata Główczyńska
Michał Wasilewicz
Joanna Raszeja-Wyszomirska
Piotr Milkiewicz
Marek Krawczyk
Grzegorz Opolski

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