Annals of Thoracic Medicine
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57--65

Pulmonary vascular complications of chronic liver disease: Pathophysiology, imaging, and treatment


Ali Nawaz Khan1, Hamdan Al-Jahdali2, Khalid Abdullah3, Klaus L Irion4, Quratulain Sabih5, Alaa Gouda2 
1 North Manchester General Hospital, Manchester, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
2 Pulmonary Division, King Saud University for Health Sciences, King Fahad Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Hepatobiliary, King Abdulaziz University, King Fahad Hospital, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool NHS Trust, The Royal Liverpool University Hospital UK, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA
5 Department of Internal Medicine, Albuquerque, USA

Correspondence Address:
Hamdan Al-Jahdali
Pulmonary Division, King Saud University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

To review the pathogenesis of pulmonary vascular complications of liver disease, we discuss their clinical implications, and therapeutic considerations, with emphasis on potential reversibility of the hepatopulmonary syndrome after liver transplantation. In this review, we also discuss the role of imaging in pulmonary vascular complications associated with liver disease.


How to cite this article:
Khan AN, Al-Jahdali H, Abdullah K, Irion KL, Sabih Q, Gouda A. Pulmonary vascular complications of chronic liver disease: Pathophysiology, imaging, and treatment.Ann Thorac Med 2011;6:57-65


How to cite this URL:
Khan AN, Al-Jahdali H, Abdullah K, Irion KL, Sabih Q, Gouda A. Pulmonary vascular complications of chronic liver disease: Pathophysiology, imaging, and treatment. Ann Thorac Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];6:57-65
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