How is PAH diagnosed?

Fast facts – what you need to know about how PAH is diagnosed:
  • PAH can easily be misdiagnosed as chronic lung disease (e.g. asthma or COPD) or heart disease. As a result there can sometimes be significant delays in receiving a diagnosis

  • It is very important that PAH is diagnosed and treatment starts as early as possible, as the disease can progress rapidly when left untreated

  • The diagnosis of PAH often follows a logical sequence of steps, the purpose being to confirm or exclude a diagnosis of PH