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  • Hepatol Pancreat Sci 2017, Vol 1(2): 108
  • DOI: 10.4172/2573-4563.1000108

Use of Orthodeoxia by Pulse Oximetry in the Detection of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Cesar Raul Aguilar Garcia1* and Ontiveros Guerra GV2
1Intern Medicine and Intensive Therapy, Puebla University Hospital, , Mexico
2General Medicine, Opportune Detection Unit of Health, Mexico City Health Secretaryship, , Mexico
*Corresponding Author : Cesar Raul Aguilar Garcia, General Hospital from Zone 197, Benito Bustamante W/n Col. Niños Heroes, Texcoco De Mora, Mexico, Tel: +55 2855 0276, Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Received Date: Jun 19, 2017 / Accepted Date: Jun 26, 2017 / Published Date: Jul 03, 2017


Chronic Hepatic deficiency due to the ingestion of alcohol remains as one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in our country. From it a variety of complications arise, one of them is the Hepatopulmonary Syndrome, which usually goes unnoticed and undiagnosed; this syndrome is distinguished by the presence of hypoxemia and pulmonary vasodilation. The gold standard to establish a diagnostic is contrasted Echocardiogram. No pathognomonic sign is known for this syndrome, which leads the present elaboration to evaluate the use of orthodeoxia by pulse oximetry as a screening test in the detection of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome cases.

Keywords: Orthodeoxia; Hepatic deficiency; Pulmonary vasodilatation

Citation: Garcia CRA, Guerra GVO (2017) Use of Orthodeoxia by Pulse Oximetry in the Detection of Hepatopulmonary Syndrome. Hepatol Pancreat Sci 1: 108. Doi: 10.4172/2573-4563.1000108

Copyright: © 2017 Garcia ACR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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