A-fib and dry hacking cough

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Michigoose
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   Posted 1/9/2012 9:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi--

I had an ablation done about a year ago for my A-fib, and things have gone pretty well. Have started to notice a few short episodes of irregular heart beats, but mostly all is well. My question is has anyone else developed a dry hacking irritating cough with this condition? I was on remicade for UC and that can do it, but have been off that for 4 months. Was on an ACE inhibitor for a while, but the doc switched that to micardis for BP control.

I'm trying to sort out whether this is from sinus drip (sinus meds didn't help), or possibly from a "silent" acid reflux (proton pump inhibitor doesn't seem to help). This may sound funny, but one of my dogs has a mild heart condition and her cough sounds just like mine! Anyway, I'm sick of it and it makes my throat sore, naturally.

Just wondered if anyone else has run into this. I see my heart doc next week.

Happy New Year to all.
20+ yrs UC,probiotics, prednisone for flares, Biotin, L-glutamine, scd yogurt, Lialda, and remission currently--whoopee! Also micardis, crestor, and coumadin.

Michigoose

stkitt
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   Posted 1/10/2012 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Happy New Year to you too.
 
Side effects listed for Micardis include runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, and  cough.  As a general FYI, many cardiac issues can cause an acute cough.
 
I am glad to know you are seeing your Cardologist soon.  Do let us know what your Dr. thinks.
 
Gentle Hugs to you,
 
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Michigoose
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   Posted 1/10/2012 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info, Kitt. IF i can get rid of the cough and my throat gets ok, maybe I can still make it to the Met!! lol!
20+ yrs UC,probiotics, prednisone for flares, Biotin, L-glutamine, scd yogurt, Lialda, and remission currently--whoopee! Also micardis, crestor, and coumadin.

Michigoose

dinby
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   Posted 1/16/2012 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have just being diagnosed with A F I had an ASD closed 3 years ago 33mm, after the closure I had a large clot in my right heart chamber and since then had many TIAs. I am now waiting for a treadmill test and dye into my heart to see which medication I can have ..... I also have pulmenary hypertension so I always have a cough not sure which one is causing it AF or PH :-(

Chartreux
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   Posted 1/16/2012 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe as a precaution see about getting a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia,
or bronchitis, but also asking your cardiologists what he thinks is good, make sure he listens
to your lungs, many well wishes and keep us posted as we do care...
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Michigoose
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   Posted 1/16/2012 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the thoughts--will see my cardio tomorrow. Hope to get some answers then.
20+ yrs UC,probiotics, prednisone for flares, Biotin, L-glutamine, scd yogurt, Lialda, and remission currently--whoopee! Also micardis, crestor, and coumadin.

Michigoose
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