what is Pulmonary Hypertension?

Tests you might have

Tests used to assess PH

There is no single test to diagnose pulmonary hypertension (PH). Most people will have a number of tests before an accurate diagnosis of PH can be made. Many of these tests are used to find out whether there are other causes of the symptoms, or to assess if you have a condition that may be causing PH.

The diagram below shows some of the common steps in diagnosing PH. Which tests are chosen will be different for each person, depending on the outcome of the previous test. At any point along the way, these tests could reveal a person has a disease other than PH. The web pages within this section give more information about each of these tests.

Other tests

There are also many tests that may be done to check on aspects of your health and well-being that may not be directly related to PH. These include blood tests, liver function tests and questionnaires to see how much PH is affecting your life.

Common steps in the diagnosis of PH

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Last medically reviewed: July, 2016 • Due for review: July, 2019

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