Diagnosing Pulmonary Hypertension

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In this video from the Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Dr. Yon Sung talks about the diagnosis process for pulmonary hypertension.

Find out more about living with pulmonary hypertension.

Sung details some of the symptoms patients with pulmonary hypertension present to their doctors including shortness of breath and chronic fatigue and explains that these symptoms alone do not mean that you have pulmonary hypertension and that further tests will need to be carried out.

Tests for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension include chest x-rays, echocardiograms, medical history, physical examination, blood tests, pulmonary function tests and CT scans.

Discover 10 warning signs of pulmonary hypertension.

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