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what are the diagnostic tests to know the cause of my moderate pulmonary hypertension?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Many tests: RHC most: Many tests are undertaken in the workup for pulmonary hypertension. The usual starting tests are an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) for valve problems / leaks & "6-minute walk test" for activity tolerance. Pulmonary function tests (PFT) & Cardiopulmonary stress tests may also be needed. The MOST IMPORTANT test, though, is the right heart cath (RHC) which is invasive. TTYD or Cardiologist.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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