Answer to the letter Lung vascular disorders in liver transplant tertiary referral centers in Mexico

Autor: Cisneros Garza Laura Esthela

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The author’s reply: We thank Dr. Mateo Porres-Aguilar, et al. for their interesting remarks concerning our study and appreciate their valuable suggestions about the screening of lung vascular disorders in all patients on the waiting list for liver transplantation. We are a multidisciplinary team (hepatologists, surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, critical care specialists, anesthesiologists), and have evaluation protocols in agreement with the practice guidelines of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Portopulmonary hypertension (POPH) is a well recognized risk factor that can adversely affect the outcome of ortothopic liver transplantation and it is related to the severity of the condition.

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Vol. 64 Núm.6. Noviembre-Diciembre 2012 Pags. 681-682 Rev Invest Clin 2012; 64(6 (Parte II)