SESSION TITLE: Fellow Case Report Poster - Cardiac and Transplant Surgery
SESSION TYPE: Affiliate Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome (POS) is characterized by platypnea-orthodeoxia, right to left intra-cardiac shunting and normal right atrial (RA) pressures. We report a case of POS in a 53 year-old man with a history of cryptogenic liver cirrhosis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) and a patent foramen ovale (PFO), who underwent a liver transplant followed by worsening hypoxemia unexpectedly.