U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
United Arab Emirates
A 25-year-old male asked:

one of symptom of chf is cough, can ace inhibitors be used as it also causes cough.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
CHF: Treatment of congestive heart failure is complex. One of the most important medications is an ace inhibitor to improve the cardiac function. Although there is a potential side effect of a dry cough in a small percentage of patients using an acei, the benefit far outweighs the risk and it should be a first line medication. Speak with your cardiologist for details of dosing.
Dr. Nathan Almeida
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Cough due to CHF is due to excessive fluid buildup in lungs due to inefficient heart function. Cough due to ace inhibitors is a benign (though irritating) side effect seen in a minority of patients. Ace inhibitors are first line drugs for "systolic" CHF ( due to weakened heart muscle). Presence of cough does not exclude use, but most physicians would switch to alternative "arb" medication.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A member asked:

Is it safe to give my baby cold or cough medicine?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in General Practice
No: Plain Acetaminophen (tylenol) can be used for pain or fever (call your doctor first if your baby is less than 3 months). If your child is older than 6 months you can also use Ibuprofen (advil/motrin). But over-the-counter cough and cold medications are dangerous in children less than 6 years old.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take cough syrup if I get sick while pregnant?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rebecca Gray
Obstetrics and Gynecology 14 years experience
Yes: Over the counter medicines, such as robitussin, nyquil, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are all safe during pregnancy.
A 21-year-old member asked:

My father died of heart failure, what it the chance I will have the same fate?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Not much: If your father's hear failure was due to a hereditary cardimyopathy and you have inherited it, then changes are high. His physician can advise you how to tell. Most heart failure is due to poorly-managed high blood pressure over years, or damage to the muscle from coronary artery disease, less often valve disease. While you're young, you can take steps to diminish your risk.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Are there effective herbal supplements that can prevent heart failure?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: There are no supplements proven by reliable studies.
CA
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are vascular conditions a common complication of congestive heart failure?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Associations: Rather than complications i.e. Blood vessel diseases are common in patients with heart failure who happen to have less optimal blood vessels in heart, kidneys, and legs.

Related questions

A 35-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 56-year-old female asked:
2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old female asked about a 66-year-old female:
1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.