My husband has portal hypertension and sclerosis due to a severe bout of H1N1 influenza. He had a TIPS procedure in December 2016 which resulted in congestive heart failure that has since resolved. He had transplant evaluation in February and been placed on the transplant list. My question is about the TIPS procedure. My husband is currently doing so much better since the TIPS, does anyone have experience with this procedure, and how long will this keep him feeling better? Thank you for any information.