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Cough: Cough can be a symptom of cardiac disease, particularly heart failure. Sometimes people can wheeze as well. However, there is no such entity as a "cardiac cough" that has any specific characteristics that differentiate it from other types of cough. The whole clinical picture has to be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between cardiac cough and cardiac asthma? Cough is not from medication or illness. Have it with talking. Have dcm.
Had cardiac cough. Dr prescribed lasix (furosemide). Went away for 6 mo. Now back. Too much sodium? Have idiopathic dcm and have bi vent. Last ef 38%. No swelling
Experiencing pain in left outside edge of rib cage; no cough, cardiac ruled out, hurts to lie on at night. Radiates down arm; fasciculations. Ideas??
Musculoskeletal?: Greetings to my old hometown! I'm a runnin' Ute. Symptoms sound musculoskeletal, particularly how they run down arm and are aggravated by lying on affected side at night. If you are a smoker I'd start with a chest X-Ray to help rule out intrathoracic pathology. If not, then I'd give nonsteroidals a shot, say Ibuprofen 400mg three times a day for one week if no allergies to the same. Then, see MD ...Read more
I am having frequent squeezing sensations in left side of chest, dizziness (to the point of nearly passing out), rapid heart rate, and minor cough. A cardiac catheterization revealed no abnormalities last year. Is it possible I have a-fib or any other abn
I had a stent placed in april '12 and have had a cough since. In the last 3 months it has become productive, but clear. I take no cardiac meds.
Stent,no meds,cough: Nonresolving cough needs evaluation. Common causes include sinus drainage or esophageal reflux.. More worrisome causes would include lung pathology including cancer or pulmonary embolism. Most patients who have stents placed should be on an ace inhibitor like Lisinopril - this can cause chronic cough. Aspirin and statins are also good post-stent meds; surprising that you are not on these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer