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Primary pulmonary hypertension

Date: December 2015


A definite diagnosis by a Consultant Cardiologist of primary pulmonary hypertension resulting in permanent loss of the ability to perform physical activities to at least Class III of the New York Heart Association (NYHA) classification. This means there is marked limitation of physical activities, with less than ordinary activity causing fatigue, palpitations or shortness of breath.

For the above definition the following is not covered:

  • pulmonary hypertension secondary to any other known cause - in other words, not primary.

No change since July 2009


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