Medical News Summary: Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed as asthma or heart disease


About: Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed as asthma or heart disease
Date: 9 November 2004
Source: Business Wire
Medical News Summary (summary of medical news story as reported by Business Wire): A woman sought doctor’s advice after she began to experience dizziness and breathlessness while engaging in her routine workout. She was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, a disease which is often misdiagnosed as asthma or heart disease. The disease is treatable but incurable. Only one FDA approved treatment drug is available but several other options are available. Other symptoms include chronic fatigue and fainting.
Related Disease Topics: Pulmonary arterial hypertension, Pulmonary hypertension, Asthma, Heart disease
Related Symptom Topics: Breathlessness, dizziness, fainting, chronic fatigue

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