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What are the symptoms of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH)?

The most common symptom of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is shortness of breath, which gets worse when exercising. The symptoms of PAH usually first appear with vigorous exercise like running, then later with mild exercise or even at rest. Other symptoms include:

  • feeling tired, faint, dizzy
  • having blackouts, especially when active
  • loss of appetite
  • chest pains
  • a swollen abdomen
  • swollen ankles

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