The six minute walk test is used to measure the distance a person can walk on a flat, hard surface for a period of six minutes. For pulmonary hypertension patients, the test aims to measure their physical ability, heart rate, breathlessness and oxygen levels. The video below explains the six minute walk test in detail, alongside a demonstration, so that you can do it at home.  


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) refers to a group of conditions where the blood pressure in the lungs is raised due to narrowing of blood vessels in the lungs.