Hi all. It’s been a while since I’ve been on here and hope everyone is doing well.
Just wondering if anyone has experienced any impact on their heart as a result of portal hypertension?
Having had a full body CT for another reason it showed the right side of my heart is enlarged. ECGs and ultrasounds have always been normal, although my right atrium pressure was higher than normal when it happened to be taken during an abandoned TIPS procedure. It’s believed due to the additional flow of blood my heart is working overtime. This coming week I am going in for a right heart study procedure to confirm the cause. My gastro/hep has been pushing recently to get this done - I am thinking it may be something that could add exception points to my MELD score which is otherwise not quite high enough to get me onto the transplant list but I’m not sure. PSC diagnosed in 2000.