What physical findings are associated with 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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Other findings may include hepatomegaly with palpable pulsations of the liver and an abnormal abdominal-jugular reflex. In untreated patients and patients with worsening decompensated right heart failure, ascites is not uncommonly present.

Lung examination findings are usually normal.

Extremity examination may reveal pitting edema of varying degrees. Patients who are bedridden may have presacral edema.


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