Welcome to the ramblings of a girl with Pulmonary Hypertension..sharing the ups and downs of this disease, and just about anything else I want to share! Enjoy, and thanks for visiting! :)
Friday, November 05, 2010
Pulmonary hypertension may be suspected by an echo, but the ONLY test used to actually diagnose PH is a right heart catherization. Other tests performed to help determine whether PH is the only thing wrong, or if the person has underlying causes for PH are blood test, chest xray, pulmonary function tests (PFTs), 6 minute walk, nuclear scan, and electrocardiogram.