Sunday, November 24, 2013

Pulmonary Hypertension and Liver Disease

Today in Associated Disease Week we highlight liver disease.

Portopulmonary hypertension, or POPH, is a type of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) that occurs as a result of advanced liver disease. This disease has the same characteristic symptoms as those found in cases of PAH that are not associated with liver disease.

Those characteristic symptoms of POPH include blood clots and other changes in the blood vessels of the lung. Symptoms the patient may notice are similar to those associated with classic PH, and include shortness of breath and limited ability to tolerate exercise.

Read our PH & Liver Disease brochure | Conference 2012 session recording | American Liver Foundation

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