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Is it safe to have a cough after heart bypass surgery?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but

It hurts. Hold your chest with a pillow when you cough.
If you have fever or sputum that is changing color or bloody, call your surgeon.

In brief: Yes, but

It hurts. Hold your chest with a pillow when you cough.
If you have fever or sputum that is changing color or bloody, call your surgeon.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Robert Cameron
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Coughing after heart surgery can be good to clear your lungs but if you have phlegm it may be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia.

In brief: No

Coughing after heart surgery can be good to clear your lungs but if you have phlegm it may be a sign of bronchitis or pneumonia.
Dr. Robert Cameron
Dr. Robert Cameron
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