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What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Pulmonary Hypertension?

Signs and symptoms of pulmonary hypertension (PH) may include:

  • Shortness of breath during routine activity, such as climbing two flights of stairs
  • Tiredness
  • Chest pain
  • A racing heartbeat
  • Pain on the upper right side of the abdomen
  • Decreased appetite

As PH worsens, you may find it hard to do any physical activities. At this point, other signs and symptoms may include:

  • Feeling light-headed, especially during physical activity
  • Fainting at times
  • Swelling in your legs and ankles
  • A bluish color on your lips and skin
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Pulmonary Hypertension Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for Pulmonary Hypertension, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.

 
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