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Could a liver transplant be performed with pulmonary arterial hypertension?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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