How PAH is diagnosed

There are tests to confirm your diagnosis of PAH and to rule out other conditions. Your healthcare provider will determine which tests are needed. Some of the tests include1:


Echocardiogram PAH Diagnostic Test

Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Electrocardiogram PAH Diagnostic Test

Pulmonary function test

Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) PAH Diagnostic Test

Lung scan

Lung Scan PAH PAH Diagnostic Test

Right-heart catheterization (RHC)

Right-Heart Catheterization (RHC) PAH Diagnostic Test

Right-heart catheterization can provide a definitive diagnosis of PAH.2 This test involves passing a thin tube (catheter) into the right side of the heart in order to test heart function and measure blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs.