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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

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...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 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

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Cardiac (Definition)

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