Pulmonary hypertension

Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension

The most common symptoms of pulmonary hypertension are:

  • feeling short of breath
  • feeling tired
  • feeling dizzy or faint
  • chest pain, especially after exercise
  • a racing or irregular heartbeat
  • leg, ankle and tummy swelling

These symptoms may get worse when you exercise, or when you do activities like walking up hill or up the stairs.

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Last medically reviewed: January 2016. Due for review: January 2019

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