What are the most common symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Ronald J Oudiz, MD, FACP, FACC, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The most common symptoms and their frequency, reported in a national prospective study, are as follows:

  • Dyspnea (60% of patients)

  • Weakness (19%)

  • Recurrent syncope (13%)

Additional symptoms include fatigue, lethargy, anorexia, chest pain, and right upper quadrant pain. Cough, hemoptysis, and hoarseness are less common symptoms.

Women are more likely to be symptomatic than men.


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