Because pulmonary hypertension is not a common disease and its symptoms are very similar to other respiratory and lung diseases, patients are often misdiagnosed. Doctors can take several years to reach an accurate diagnosis of PH. Asthma, sleep apnea or COPD are some of the diseases that can be diagnosed instead of pulmonary hypertension.
Pulmonary hypertension can be very hard to diagnose and can be easily confused with other diseases. Some people even say that PH can be like a zebra. Why? Find out why pulmonary hypertension can sometimes be compared to a zebra.
Dr. Saurabh Sheel specializes in pulmonary critical care and internal medicine. He received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College in India. Read more about him here: http://bit.ly/1N84JLO
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