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Is it true that coughing helps when a person is experiencing a heart attack? If yes, then how is it helpful? What does coughing do to such a person?

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Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Heart attack

No. Its not true.
Coughing doesn't help during a heart attack.

In brief: Heart attack

No. Its not true.
Coughing doesn't help during a heart attack.
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
Dr. Pareena Bilkoo
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Cough

What you refer to isn't really help when a heart attack happens but when a cardiac arrest is happening.
When the heart isn't pumping, the acute changes in thoracic pressure with coughing can move blood through the circulation. This is a very temporary situation and has very limited clinical data surrounding it.

In brief: Cough

What you refer to isn't really help when a heart attack happens but when a cardiac arrest is happening.
When the heart isn't pumping, the acute changes in thoracic pressure with coughing can move blood through the circulation. This is a very temporary situation and has very limited clinical data surrounding it.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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