Explaining the Diagnosis Process for Pulmonary Hypertension

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In this video from MD Magazine TV, Dr. Stephen Chang explains how the chronic lung disease, pulmonary hypertension, is diagnosed by describing the diagnostic tests needed and difficulties they pose for patients.

Find out more about diagnosing pulmonary hypertension here.

Dr. Chang explains that pulmonary hypertension (PH) is very difficult to diagnose because the symptoms presented are similiar to those of many other types of lung conditions. Patients often have to wait years and may be misdiagnosed several times before they get the correct diagnosis. In addition, because of the nature of the diagnostic tests needed, many patients will need to travel to find a clinic or doctor who can perform right heart catheterization.

Our resident columnist Selena Lawrence describes the day she had a right heart catheterization. 

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