Monday, May 5, 2014

Pulmonary Hypertension like a “medical zebra”

Today is World Pulmonary Hypertension Day 2014!

Doctors often see patients with shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness and fatigue. Often they diagnose this as asthma, sleep apnea or COPD. But sometimes these common symptoms indicate a rare and serious disease -- pulmonary hypertension (PH). PH is treatable, but because of misdiagnosis, many patients receive care too late. 

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