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.

1 comment:

JANE E KIRN said...

What was your FIRST indication of you having Pulmonary Hypertension? Or was it found by your doctor?