Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension  

Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially serious health condition that can lead to heart failure.

Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include:

Your symptoms often get worse when you exercise, which can limit your ability to take part in physical activities.

As pulmonary hypertension progresses, carrying out everyday activities may also become difficult. If your condition starts to impact on your everyday life, it can affect your quality of life and may lead to depression. Visit your GP if you feel depressed, so they can recommend appropriate treatment.

If you have a type of pulmonary hypertension known as pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), you may not experience any symptoms until the condition is quite advanced.

Page last reviewed: 23/02/2015

Next review due: 23/02/2017