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