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Pulmonary Hypertension and Kids
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Most common symptoms in children with pulmonary hypertension are breathing problems, which may get worse with exercise or activity. Other symptoms may include: • Feeling short of breath when active • Fainting or feeling weak or dizzy when active • Being more tired than normal • Chest pain • Bluish color to the lips, hands and feet (cyanosis) • Swelling in the ankles Source: Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Foundation PUMPED UP: Dr. Ian Adatia, professor of pediatrics at the University of Alberta and medical lead for the pediatric pulmonary hypertension service at the Stollery Children’s Hospital, has been working in the field since the 1980s.
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