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Does having pulmonary hypertension make you ineligible for a liver transplant?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Frank Mayo
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: No
Some pts have had alive and lung transplant and portal hypertension has been associated with pulmonary hypertension.
Neither disorder diaqualifies one from transplant.

In brief: No
Some pts have had alive and lung transplant and portal hypertension has been associated with pulmonary hypertension.
Neither disorder diaqualifies one from transplant.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Dr. Frank Mayo
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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