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Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed as asthma or heart disease

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.

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About: Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed as asthma or heart disease

Date: 9 November 2004

Source: Business Wire


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