A 56-year-old man with alcoholic and hepatitis C-induced cirrhosis presented to the emergency department with a 2-month history of progressive dyspnea without worsening symptoms of ascites or volume overload. His evaluation was remarkable for dyspnea and hypoxemia in the erect position that improved when supine. This orthostatic hypoxemia in patients with cirrhosis is quite characteristic and guided the investigations leading to diagnosis and management.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine