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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 upon activity or exertion
  • feelings of faintness or lightheadedness; feeling like passing out or actually losing consciousness (also known as syncope); this usually occurs upon activity or exertion, but may occur upon straining or coughing
  • a rapid, forceful, or irregular heartbeat (also known as palpitations)
  • other less common symptoms include cough, hoarseness of voice, and coughing up blood (also known as hemoptysis)