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What does a cardiac cough sound like?

What does a cardiac cough sound like?

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 more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What is cardiac cough?

What is cardiac cough?

Due to heart failure: Cardiac cough is a terminology used to describe cough due to pulmonary congestion in heart failure.It produces frothy phlegm typically. ...Read more

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What is the difference between cardiac cough and cardiac asthma? Cough is not from medication or illness. Have it with talking. Have dcm.

What is the difference between cardiac cough and cardiac asthma? Cough is not from medication or illness. Have it with talking. Have dcm.

Fluids at lung : Cardiac cough can comes at night as part of the paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea from chf. Cardiac asthma is bronchospasm/wheezing from pulmonary interstitial fluid accumulation from chf. ...Read more

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What are the characteristics of a cardiac cough?

What are the characteristics of a cardiac cough?

Night time likely: It is mostly night time associated with shortness of breath lying down in bede, pt feels better sitting upright. ...Read more

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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

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

Could be ACE inhib.: If you are on medications from a class of ace inhibitors, they may cause cough even after years of taking them. Best idea- see your cardiologist. You should limit salt in your diet to <2gm/day. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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Is cough really helpful during a cardiac arrest? If yes, then why and how?

Is cough really helpful during a cardiac arrest? If yes, then why and how?

Briefly: Timed cough may stimulate heart beat- PVC and temporarily push a little blood around.
Cpr and defibrillation are likely to save
the person. ...Read more

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Do u have to have a cough with pneumonia because I was having chest pain sob ruled out cardiac but found pneumonia on cxr but had no cough?

Do u have to have a cough with pneumonia because I was  having chest pain sob ruled out cardiac but found pneumonia on cxr but had no cough?

Pn can have odd sx: I have had kids with pneumonia who's only sx was pain near their shoulder blade in the back. Xrays showed a patch of pneumonia in the lung closest to the same shoulder. Pneumonia is occasionally hard to pickup in it's early stages & with early treatment may have minimal fever or cough if any.Sob and rapid breathing are the normal reason i get a cxr even if i can't hear a problem on exam. ...Read more

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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??

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

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What cardiac conditions will look similar to bronchitis on a chest xray? Had CP but no cough or known illness. Is it heart related problem?

What cardiac conditions will look similar to bronchitis on a chest xray?  Had CP but no cough or known illness. Is it heart related problem?

CHF: A chest xray that is similar to bronchitis maybe congestive heart failure. Hard to tell without more information if this is a cardiac condition. Seems like you will need a complete work up including ekg, echo and maybe stress test to iidentify heart disease. ...Read more

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For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate any post cardiac problem symptom ?

For a 57+ yr female can nose pain, sneezing, cough, feeling cold, headache & mild fever (all for 2 days) indicate any post cardiac problem symptom ?

This depends on what: you mean by post cardiac. Did the patient have cardiac surgery? Myocardial infarction? cardiac infections? Arrhythmia treatments. If you are concerned it would be best to have the patient evaluated by her health care providers rather than relying on the internet where we have limited information and no ability to examine the patient. ...Read more

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6 mon ago chest CT ok.now short breath w efort wleft sholder blade hand pain w mild cough no weezng as per pulmonogist .nonsmoker.cardiac test ok??

6 mon ago chest CT ok.now short breath w efort wleft  sholder blade hand pain w mild cough no weezng as per pulmonogist .nonsmoker.cardiac test ok??

Cough/scapula pain: May be asthma w/ or w/o infection, mycoplasma infection with costochonditis, rare infection(PCP)if immunocompromised , gastritis and or H pylori with reflux to lungs can cause cough /back pain. Rarely may be autoimmune (sarcoid), PE or clot in lung especially if on BCP,recent travel, cancer, limited movement and family history of early stroke, check d-dimer. Follow up with urgent care/ doctor. ...Read more

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64 , male, mhx: 2 coronary stents with stable condotion .Controled htn and dm.Complains of strong cough since 2 monthes ..Its hard cough with mucous?

64 , male, mhx: 2 coronary stents with stable condotion .Controled htn and dm.Complains of strong cough since 2 monthes  ..Its hard cough with mucous?

Smoking?: Smoking associated with bronchitis vs the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors medication are two good possibilities. Smoking is the worse habit you can have after a stent placement. Increase plague formation exponentially and risk of heart attack. ...Read more

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Can diltiazem be the cause of my cough? I have WPW & myocardial bridging of the coronary arteries

Can diltiazem be the cause of my cough? I have WPW & myocardial bridging of the coronary arteries

Probably not.: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and is not usually associated with a cough. ACE inhibitors such as enlapril, lisinopril and captopril have a significant side effect with a cough. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme drugs cause a chemical reaction in the lungs by blocking the conversion of angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2. Look for other factors like reflux causing the cough. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for productive cough for a patient with coronary artery disease?

What is the best medication for productive cough for a patient with coronary artery disease?

Depends: on the REASON for the cough NOT if it is productive or not!

Ask again with more info!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Is coughing useful during cardiac arrest and why?

Is coughing useful during cardiac arrest and why?

No: The so called "cough cpr" is not an accepted method of cardiac resusitation. ...Read more

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Is it true that coughing helps during a cardiac arrest? If yes, then why and how?

Is it true that coughing helps during a cardiac arrest? If yes, then why and how?

Sometimes people: Have a cardiac arrest preceded by an arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm. Not always from a blockage of a coronary artery. The rhythm that may respond to coughing is called ventricular tachycardia. If th epatient coughs hard, it may sometimes trigger the neves to the heart that slow the heart rate and at least temporarily return the rhythm to one that is less dangerous. But you must seek help. ...Read more

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Xray showed sever bilateral inflated, lungs shagged allergic changes, small cardiac size what is that mean, 32 male smoker coughing for month am i die?

Xray showed sever bilateral inflated, lungs shagged allergic changes, small cardiac size what is that mean, 32 male smoker coughing for month am i die?

Warning signal: Quit smoking and be underthe care of good pulmonary doc. This might bie sign of emphysema aggressive treatment and no smoking would give you lot of benefit. Do breathing excercises, . Yoga would help too. ...Read more

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Woke up to a long fastrun of pac, coughed quick to stop it, felt like drums! Holter 62pac majority (couplet), 7 pvc echo mvp/trivialmr cardiac arrest?

Woke up to a long fastrun of pac, coughed quick to stop it, felt like drums! Holter 62pac majority (couplet), 7 pvc echo mvp/trivialmr cardiac arrest?

Palpitations: Likely you have a supraventricular arrhythmia amenable to vagotonic maneuvers, you need a comprehensive assessment including ECG and lab. Documentation via ambulatory 30 day /ILR may be needed. Please seek formal consultation with local electrophysiologists or via Health Tap concierge consultation ...Read more

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I keep coughing and I have a severe head cold with an avg. resting heart rate of 110. I am scared about cardiac arrest, should I go back to a doc?

I keep coughing and I have a severe head cold with an avg. resting heart rate of 110. I am scared about cardiac arrest, should I go back to a doc?

No worries: Young people can generally tolerate HR elevations like this for many days, especially if they are associated with medications like cough medicine or decongestants. ...Read more

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Endoscopy, was given cardiac-XYLOCAINE , propofol, some med to dry mouth. After the procedure heart was racing, coughing, jittery, legs shakey. Why?

Endoscopy, was given cardiac-XYLOCAINE , propofol, some med to dry mouth. After the procedure heart was racing, coughing, jittery, legs shakey. Why?

The medication to: dry your mouth has vagolytic effects resulting in elevated heart rate, jittery and leg shake. Also post anesthetic you would not be clearing your secretions normally so you would probably cough. The Lidocaine was probably given because the propofol burns in the IV and is very uncomfortable without it. It all sounds pretty normal and routine. No worries. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more