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A case of hepatopulmonary syndrome


This report presents the case of a 42-year-old man with liver cirrhosis who presents with breathlessness. Initial investigations are unable to explain his persistent hypoxia and a diagnosis of hepatopulmonary syndrome is considered. Saline contrast echocardiography is utilised in confirming the diagnosis. Details of this case as well as practicalities in performing and interpreting saline contrast echocardiography are reviewed.


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Offer, J., Green, L., Houghton, A.R. et al. A case of hepatopulmonary syndrome. Echo Res Pract 2, K25–K27 (2015).

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