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Have chest congestion. Had pulmonary heart disease. No medication till now. What could be the reason?

I have pulmonary heart disease but I don't know if that's the reason for my health issue for the past 5 days I have severe chest congestion it makes me not able to take a deep breath so I took a breathing treatment that didn't work but my chest is severely congested and when I cough up this green phlegm it builds back up but worst
Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Hi kristinwinfrey,
Thanks for visiting HCM.
Bringing out a green phlegm is a sign of chest infection, which is commonin patients of heart disease involving lungs.
It is better to go for a chest x-ray to have a preliminary idea of the extent of infection. A high total leukocyte count (TLC) with raised percentage of neutrophil suggests infection. Just go for a sputum examination for gram staining, ziehl neelsen staining, and culture and sensitivity. If stainings are positive or some growth is detected then targeted antibiotic therapy will help you. If they are negative then a course of antibiotics like amoxycillin and azithromycin will be beneficial. Cough expectorant syrups will ease clearing of the secretions....

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Best wishes
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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