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Pulmonary Hypertension (cont.)

Pulmonary Hypertension Symptoms

Many patients with pulmonary hypertension may not have any symptoms at all (asymptomatic), especially if the condition is mild. Otherwise, the most common symptom of pulmonary hypertension is shortness of breath. Activity or exertion may provoke the shortness of breath or make it worse.

Other less common symptoms may include:

With the progression of the disease, right-sided heart failure (cor pulmonale) may ensue, resulting in:

  • worsening of shortness of breath,
  • fluid retention (edema) with swelling of the legs,
  • chest pain, and
  • angina.

Signs of pulmonary hypertension include:

  • low oxygen level (hypoxia),
  • rapid breathing,
  • leg swelling, and
  • signs associated with the underlying condition leading to pulmonary hypertension.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/5/2016

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