Wohali - I don't think you need to start counting down to 3 years just yet! Echo's aren't a precise instrument. They can show that there might be a problem with Pulmonary Hypertension, but they can be very misleading too. I just put a 'personal observation' post up about my experience with using an echo as a definitive diagnostic tool (which it ain't!) for PH. We've got a great section on Pulmonary Hypertension Symptoms, since you asked about other symptoms.
Susie, your experience with the walk test made me laugh. Walking on the flat - OK. Hit the stairs? Whew, let me catch my breath here. Did you ever notice there are usually 13 steps in a flight of stairs? One of my dogs has taken to walking beside me up the stairs instead of galloping ahead like she usually does. Should I worry??
Hey Penny, will you buy me a lottery ticket if I send you some cash?!! Way to go!
Mortality high in systemic scleroderma with PH
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