Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online

Why does cough occur in left ventricular failure ?

kishore sv 2nd year mbbs
Asked On : Thu, 10 Feb 2011
Answers:  2 Views:  327
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
  User's Response
In left ventricular failure, heart is unable to pump blood adequately from the left ventricle. which lead to pulmonary congestion i.e leads to accumulation of fluid into the terminal respiratory unit. It leads to dyspnea. It is our body reeflex mechanism that it want to clear the secretion from the lungs thats why person is having cough.

Thanks..... Anil Mandalia 9898535498
Answered: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
Homeopath Dr. Arif. K. Kaware's  Response
welcome to health care magic
The answer by our colleague is perfect ;i just want to add that this cough due to LVF is increased on even slight physical exertion;like walking ;straining for stools.The patient is better in propped up position & has difficulty when lying down .This cough is not reduced by any medicine other than Diuretics.Once the Diuretics help to remove excess of water in lungs the patient feels better.I just elaborated my friends answer as you are MBBS student & in future benefit academically.
All the best for future
Answered: Thu, 10 Mar 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor