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How to cure my cough as only 30% of my heart is working after a heart attack ?

I suffered a silent heart attack 8 months before and in the month of January it came again. I consulted doctor and only 30% of heart was working. I checked today and the same 30% heart was working by taking good medicines. The problem is I am getting little cough roughly 12 to 15 times per day. How to get rid of this sough problem and how many long years can i live alive
Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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Cardiologist 's  Response
hi , persistent cough in cases with low ejection fraction & Heart disease is mostly due to LV dysfunction and or medicines like ACE inhibitors .

1 Consult your doctor whether he has started ACE inhibitors , if so , stopping that will help .
2 In absence of this , addition of drugs like diuretics and carvedilol , will help to preserve LV function and help in improving condition over a period of Time .

serial Echo monitoring is advisable .
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum,
You need to consult your Doctor again to rule out any water collection in the lungs because of the heart problem. Secondly, if your on certain medications for heart problem it can cause cough. So it is better to consult your cardiologist and discuss with him regarding this problem.
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Dr. Naveen Kumar
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