Pulmonary Hypertension | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of pulmonary hypertension?

Pulmonary hypertension may not cause any symptoms at first. As the disease gets worse, symptoms can include the following:

  • Shortness of breath, with or without activity
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain or pressure
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Swelling of the ankles, legs and abdomen

Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension usually limit a person's ability to exercise and do other activities.


Diagnosis and Treatment of Pulmonary Hypertension by TD Nauser, MD; SW Stites, MD (American Family Physician May 01, 2001, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20010501/1789.html)

Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 05/01