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.
Yes, if. If the pulmonary hypertension is due to liver problems, the solution is liver transplant. Much more complicated situations where separate conditions exist, or a common underlying cause of liver and lung disease is the culprit, make the transplant decision all the more difficult.

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

No. If the pulmonary hypertension is coming from the liver (a condition known as portopulmonary hypertension) it does not make you ineligibile for liver transplant. Many patients will actually resolve this condition after transplantation. Read more...
No. Some pts have had alive and lung transplant and portal hypertension has been associated with pulmonary hypertension. Neither disorder diaqualifies one from transplant. Read more...
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...