Most transplant centers consider severe pulmonary hypertension (PHT) to be an absolute contraindication for orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We retrospec- tively examined the outcome of 24 patients with PHT (group 1) who underwent OLT compared with 24 matched patients (group 2) without PHT, who also underwent OLT. Based on right cardiac catheterization measurements made after the induction of anesthesia for OLT, PHT was defined as mild or moderate-to-severe if the mean pulmonary arterial pressure exceeded 25 or 35 mm Hg, respectively. The incidence of PHT was 9.8% (24/244); 21/24 PHT patients showed mild and 3/24 moderate PHT. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis did not show a significant difference between the two groups. The incidence of pulmonary infections was significantly greater in group 1 (P .05). The duration of ventilation and intensive care unit stay was similar in the two groups. Echocardiography detected only the three moderate cases of PHT and not the twenty-one cases of mild PHT. Our analysis suggested that mild PHT was common and did not affect patient outcomes after OLT; moderate or severe PHT was uncommon. The two patients with moderate PHT survived OLT and did not succum to PHT during long-term follow-up.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||Pulmonary Hypertension as a Predictor of Postoperative Complications and Mortality After Liver Transplantation|
|Autore/i:||L. De Pietri; R. Montalti; B. Begliomini; A. Reggiani; L. Lancellotti; S. Giovannini; F. Di Benedetto; G. Guerrini; V. Serra; G. Rompianesi; A. Pasetto; G.E. Gerunda|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.transproceed.2010.03.068.|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000278498000048|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-77952571859|
|Codice identificativo Pubmed:||20534257|
|Citazione:||Pulmonary Hypertension as a Predictor of Postoperative Complications and Mortality After Liver Transplantation / L. De Pietri; R. Montalti; B. Begliomini; A. Reggiani; L. Lancellotti; S. Giovannini; F. Di Benedetto; G. Guerrini; V. Serra; G. Rompianesi; A. Pasetto; G.E. Gerunda. - In: TRANSPLANTATION PROCEEDINGS. - ISSN 0041-1345. - STAMPA. - 42(2010), pp. 1188-1190.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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