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What could cause someone with a defibrillator to have incessant coughing spasms?

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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: It Varies

Sometimes the leads for the defibrillators may be positioned near the phrenic nerve - this would cause a hiccup-type sensation when the device paced.

In brief: It Varies

Sometimes the leads for the defibrillators may be positioned near the phrenic nerve - this would cause a hiccup-type sensation when the device paced.
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