Windhover......I am not familiar w/ Hepatopulmonary hypertension....but would be more interested in information. My husband has Hep C/ cirrhosis and is currently on the transplant list. However, he has had several issues of shortness of breath, etc.....consulted several times w/ a pulmonary doc (that is a transplant doc) and he tell us there is nothing wrong!! My hubby has never had any issues w/ ascites as of yet, either, but there's this breathing thing. Now, his vocal cord is paralyzed and no one can seem to figure out why. He had a CT Scan of the chest done in NOvember, which some small millimeterr sized nodules showed up. Got a 2nd opinion from another pulmonary doc....that is NOT at the transplant hospital and he had hubby take 10 days of antibiotics to rule out any inflammation/infection and we will re-scan right after Christmas. I am wondering if this may be what's going on. Thank you for saying something about that....I was beginning to think I was crazy w/ this shortness of breath thing!