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Does having pulmonary hypertension make you ineligible for a liver transplant?

Does having pulmonary hypertension make you ineligible for a liver transplant?

It may.: Risks created by pulmonary hypertension can be so great that the liver transplant wouldn't be successful. It depends also on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. Is it the liver disease or some other problem? How severe is the pulmonary hypertension? Have medications reduced the pulmonary pressures? All these are important questions that influence the risk. ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Hypertension (Definition)

A blood pressure reading has two numbers: a systolic blood pressure and a diastolic blood pressure. The systolic blood pressure is the maximum pressure the blood exerts on the vessels when the heart is beating. The diastolic blood pressure is the pressure the blood exerts on the vessels in between heartbeats. Hypertension, or high blood pressure, begins when the systolic blood pressure remains above 140 or when the diastolic blood pressure remains above 90. Hypertension can be a result of increased blood flow through vessels or increased resistance to ...Read more


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Could a liver transplant be performed with pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Could a liver transplant be performed with pulmonary arterial hypertension?

Depends: Phtn due to liver disease is curable with liver transplant. This is not very common. Most phtn is primary and related to established damage to the pulmonary circulation. In these cases, therapy with prostaglandin derivatives may help reverse this in a few patients, but most patients with severe phtn will not be candidates for liver transplant. ...Read more

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How does liver transplantation work?

How does  liver transplantation work?

Multiple steps: First you get evaluated by a transplant center. Then you can have a living donor transplant or a deceased donor transplant. Living donors can be scheduled but for a deceased donor you must wait your turn for a matching donor. Your old liver is removed and the donor liver, either a full liver from a deceased donor or a partial liver from a living donor is attached to your blood vessels and... ...Read more

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How can a liver transplantation work?

Replace sick liver: The concept of transplantation of any organ is quite simple - replace the failing organ with a normally functioning organ. In the case of liver transplantation, you simply remove the diseased liver and replace it with a healthy liver from an organ donor. The new liver takes the place of the diseased liver (orthotopic) and starts functioning as soon as blood flow is restored. Sewn into place. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis after a liver transplant?

What is the prognosis after a liver transplant?

Usually excellent: Liver transplantation should only be performed for those expected to survive at least 3 years, one of the us government's key outcome measures for transplant programs. Two categories of liver disease are generally linked to a worse prognosis because they can recur (come back) - cancer and hepatitis. Other patients should do well provided they take their medications and follow good health habits. ...Read more

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How would you get an emergency liver transplant?

How would you get an emergency liver transplant?

Be the sickest .: Emergent livers are allocated to those with an expected life span of <7 d such as those with acute liver toxicity. Urgent donation is available for those very ill patients on life support. A patial liver from a live donor can be used in an urgent or emergent situation though this is controversial. ...Read more

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I have ginocomastia due to liver transplant help.

Medications: If you had a liver transplant and part of the treatment post operatively was the drug cyclosporine, then Cyclosporine (csa)-related gynecomastia 6 and 10 months after transplantation is common. Switch to tacrolimus , it does not cause the reduced testosterone, increased prolactinand lh hormone associated with cyclosporine. This will result in resolution of your gynecomastia. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens after liver transplant?

Please tell me what happens after liver transplant?

Will be cured: From the disease , that required liver transplant . Liver is the main ( only ) source of blood proteins , detoxifies and eliminates certain chemicals , has vital roll in bilirubin ; bile salt metabolism etc . Only organ one can donate , part of it , and save a life , thousands are on waiting list ...Read more

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What can cause a person to need a liver transplant?

What can cause  a person to need a liver transplant?

Liver failure: Liver transplantation is for irreversible liver failure, most frequently for cirrhosis (when the liver is scarred beyond regeneration) or for fulminant liver failure (example: Acetaminophen overdose). ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Transplant (Definition)

In medicine: a transfer from one body or body part to another of an organ (liver, heart, lung, kidney, pancreas bowel) or tissue (hand, face, hair). The immune system fights foreign invaders (like infections) so it will reject transplants from other people (allotransplants) because they look like infections. So transplants usually require drugs to ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more