What are the symptoms of PH?

The symptoms of PH include:

  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath (also known as dyspnea)
  • fatigue or tiredness
  • swelling of feet and ankles (also known as edema), and possibly swelling of the belly or abdomen (also known as ascites)
  • chest pain, typically felt as a heaviness, pressure, or tightness in the center of the chest (also known as angina). This usually occurs on activity or exertion
  • feelings of faintness or lightheadedness, feeling like passing out, or actually losing consciousness (also known as syncope); this usually occurs on activity or exertion, but may occur on straining or coughing
  • a rapid, forceful, or irregular heartbeat (also known as palpitations)
  • other less common symptoms include cough, hoarseness of your voice, coughing up blood (also known as hemoptysis)