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Doctor insights on: Liver Transplant Performed Arterial Hypertension

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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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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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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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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Can i get free liver transplant ?

Can i get free liver transplant ?

Maybe: You live in a country with a socialized medical system, hence you might. The workings of your system might allow that, assuming you are a candidate. You really need to ask this of your primary md. ...Read more

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Can I travel after a liver transplant?

Can I travel after a liver transplant?

Yes: It is important to always take an adequate supply of medications with you. You should not travel to 3rd world countries or be exposed to poor sanitary conditions as your anti-rejections medications make you susceptable to infection. ...Read more

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How can a liver transplant list work?

How can  a liver transplant list work?

By MELD score: Priority for organ allocation to patients on liver transplant waiting list is determined by meld (model for end-stage liver disease) score, which is obtained by entering 3 of the patients' lab values (creatinine, bilirubin, and prothrombin time) into a formula. The higher the meld score the patient has, the "higher" the patients is on the list. Length of time on wait list doesn't count. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about liver transplant?

Can you tell me about liver transplant?

Usually in cirrhosis: When the patient has severe cirrhosis and liver function is being lost if a compatible liver is available the end results are not bad considering need for immune suppression. When hep b and c induce malignant growths in the liver, it is best to with microwave ablation of tumor. If liver transplant done there is a possibility of recurrence from immunosuppressiont. ...Read more

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How risky/dangerous is a liver transplant?

How risky/dangerous is a liver transplant?

It depends: Liver transplant is more risky than most elective surgeries but it is also the only solution to address end stage liver failure. Call your local transplant support group( s) and discuss your specific concerns with your txp ctr. ...Read more

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Who can answer liver transplant questions?

Who can answer liver transplant questions?

Lots of people: There are lots of great resources. On the web, i would try http://www.Transplantliving.Org/. Ask your primary care physician where the nearest transplant center is in your area. Then, make an appointment with a hepatologist. This is a liver specialist that helps determine whether you are a good candidate for a liver transplant. ...Read more

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When does a liver transplant become necessary?

When does a liver transplant become necessary?

When liver fails: When the degree of liver dysfunction does not permit the removal of toxins in the blood or the formation of proteins needed for normal survival like clotting proteins; the liver may need to be replaced. A failing liver can affect many vital functions including altering of mental status. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about a liver transplant?

What can you tell me about a liver transplant?

Big subject: A liver transplant is a huge lifestyle change for the patient and his family. It is usually a welcome change because the prior liver disease is awful, but it still will require attention to many little details and medications and frequent visits to the doctor forever more... ...Read more

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How can I get on the list for a liver transplant?

How can I get on the list for a liver transplant?

Lots of steps: There are lots of steps that are summarized very nicely on this website: http://www.Transplantliving.Org/before-the-transplant/getting-on-the-list/. Basically, you have to have a thorough evaluation to make sure you are a suitable candidate. This involves visits with multiple doctors and often several procedures or tests. Often, if you have other health conditions, these are treated beforehand. ...Read more

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How well do you live after a liver transplantation?

Very well: After successful liver transplantaion , will have near normal life style, will be active, most of the time will go back to work, and have to take immunosupressive medications for rest of the life, avoiding getting infections. ...Read more

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What is the current prognosis after a liver transplant?

What is the current prognosis after a liver transplant?

85%: Survival at one yer can be up to 85% or even more depending on the cause necessitating transplant and the quality of the organ receiver. Cause of death after the first year commonly nclude medical complications or disease recurrence. ...Read more

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What makes a person a good candidate for a liver transplant?

What makes a person a good candidate for a liver transplant?

Tough short answer: Failing liver basically. Multiple other factors involved including age, general health, underlying liver disease, alcohol use, hepatitis status to name a few. Best answer would come from comprehensive evaluation at a reputable transplant center. ...Read more

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For what must I seek immediate care after having a liver transplant?

For what must I seek immediate care after having a liver transplant?

Many things: The most common things to seek immediate care for would be fevers, bleeding, jaundice and pain. These could all be the signs of very serious problems. They could be related to the surgery itself, an infection or a problem with the liver. When in doubt call your transplant coordinator. ...Read more

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How probable is it that someone can get a liver transplant in 9 months?

Depends on how ill: Liver transplants come from live donors or deceased donors. Deceased donor organs are "allocated" by the candidate's meld score which indicates how ill they are. The higher the score, the more likely to get an organ, but also the more likely the patient is to die without a liver. With the organ shortage, death is a real possibility. So, the 9 month cut-off is not the most helpful way to think. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take the medications after a liver transplant?

What happens if you don't take the medications after a liver transplant?

Possible rejection: If you are referring to the anti rejection drugs, there is a chance you can reject the organ and go back into liver failure. Discuss your situation with your transplant team before you maybe any changes on your own. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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