What are the Symptoms Of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH)
The most common symptoms of primary pulmonary hypertension or pulmonary arterial hypertension are related to difficulty with breathing. They include:
These symptoms may occur at presentation, or progress over a period of time. A patient with primary pulmonary hypertension must be monitored for these symptoms by routine visits to their cardiologist or pulmonologist. If any new symptoms develop, patients should notify their doctor immediately.
A physical examination of patients with primary pulmonary hypertension may show:
All of these signs are related to the right ventricle working harder to pump blood into the high resistance of the lungs' blood vessels, (Click to see Pictures of PPH)