Shortness of breath while sitting up: hepatopulmonary syndrome

Chih-Hsin Lee; Shih-Tsung Cheng
January 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/11/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 1, p80
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 70-year-old man suffering from shortness of breath. He is also experiencing on going fatigue, anorexia and exertional dyspnea. After undergoing a chest radiography and echocardiograhy, he was diagnosed with hepatopulmonary syndrome and was managed with oxygen, bed rest and diuretics. The article discusses hepatopulmonary syndrome and Orthodeoxia-platypnea.


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