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Is a chronic cough a symptom of having congestive heart failure?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Can be but..

There are many reasons for a chronic cough.
Congestive heart failure is just one of those many reasons. This should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause.

In brief: Can be but..

There are many reasons for a chronic cough.
Congestive heart failure is just one of those many reasons. This should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be...

Congestive heart failure can result in a persistent non-productive cough but there are also other symptoms that would be present like shortness of breath, ankle/foot swelling.
An evaluation by a doctor is necessary so this diagnosis can be made and treated. If shortness of breath is present, an urgent eval, sometimes in the er, is needed.

In brief: Can be...

Congestive heart failure can result in a persistent non-productive cough but there are also other symptoms that would be present like shortness of breath, ankle/foot swelling.
An evaluation by a doctor is necessary so this diagnosis can be made and treated. If shortness of breath is present, an urgent eval, sometimes in the er, is needed.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Thank
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