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Diagnosis Mistakes » Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients
 

Over-diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension in obese patients

A diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension, particularly pulmonary arterial hypertension, is often a misdiagnosis in obese patients. Exertional dyspnea leads to a diagnostic reading of high right ventricular systolic pressure, which seems to indicate pulmonary hypertension, but is ultimately found to be an incorrect diagnosis. See misdiagnosis of pulmonary hypertension.

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