Successful management of portopulmonary hypertension with beraprost

European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 11/12/2010

Kim EJ – A 40–year–old woman with liver cirrhosis who complained of dyspnea on exercise is presented. She was diagnosed with portopulmonary hypertension by echocardiography and right–heart catheterization. Beraprost was used to reduce the pulmonary arterial pressure and improve the symptoms. Her symptoms were improved after 2 weeks, and improved symptoms and reduced pulmonary arterial pressure were sustained for 18 months.

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