How will my doctor diagnose the cause of my PH?

Many different diseases can cause PH. Your doctor will specifically assess whether you might have one of these diseases that can cause PH. These include diseases of the heart and lungs, or other medical conditions. Your doctor will figure out why you have PH by assessing the following:

  • Taking a complete history
  • Physical examination of your heart, lungs, and the rest of your body

Most patients with PH require extensive investigations to rule out different causes of PH