it may seem a silly question but over the last few days my husband has had this very dry cough ,he has a merchanical mitral valve and a pm he hasnt had them that long so still getting used to it all and was just woundering if this cough can affect any of them or a sign of somthing ? silly question i no just me panicing as i carnt get him into see gp till next week thanx everyone dont no what id do with out you all


dry cough

by bullseye - 2009-01-21 05:01:04

hi thank you all for your replys no he not on lisonopril ,he on warafrin, tegtatol,and lamotrogrine ,the cough only started a few days ago


by SMITTY - 2009-01-21 05:01:16


Let me preface this by saying I'm not trying to offer a diagnoses for your husband's problem.

However, I have not been able to find any reference to a pacemaker causing a dry cough. I do know that pacemakers are sometimes implanted to relieve congested heart failure symptoms. And I also know from personal experience that CHF can cause a dry cough as can many different kinds of heart problems. Since he has the history of heart ailments I suggest that he at least talk to his doctor as any symptom that indicates the possibility of a heart problem should be referred to a doctor.

I wish him the best,


Dry cough

by Gonnie - 2009-01-21 05:01:24

Yes Lisinopril did me in too. The Doc switched meds & I'm not troubled by the cough anymore.

That's three of us

by BillMFl - 2009-01-21 05:01:42

I take Norvasc in the AM and lisonopril in the PM and have had a persistant cough since going on lisonopril. Cut my dosage in half (half of a 20mg pill) and the cough stopped but the bp went up. So after my pm replacement tomorrow, gonna ask for a replacement. The generic lisonopril was on the $4 list at Target. Cheep, cheep. Guess I gotta spend a little more. :)

thank you

by bullseye - 2009-01-22 04:01:51

thank you all for your advice ive managed to get him in to see doc this morning i rang them at 8 30 and explained the problem ,better to be safe than sorry ,oh of cause hubby thinks im over reacting ,"its only a cough"but a cough thats kept us awake for a few nights and thank you for not thinking my question is a silly one x

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by bonneville - 2009-01-22 10:01:47

I had a very dry cough and my cardiologist seemed very interested in it. However a couple of days after getting my pacemaker fitted the cough disappeared. When I went to see him on Tuesday for a post-op check he asked if the cough had gone.

I cough too

by Rachel316 - 2009-01-25 01:01:07

I'm 23 and had a pacemaker implanted 4 yrs ago. I am extremely sensitive to irregular beats. Most people can not feel them. Anyhow, when these irregular beats / PVC's would occur, I would feel the urge to cough deep and hard. Of course it was dry, because it wasn't from mucus and being sick. I told many doctors about this urge to cough and once I coughed, my heart would go back into a normal rythm. Most of them had no clue why this happened. Though I finally did encounter one doctor who told me that coughing will regulate your heart beat. They tell patients who are having a heart attack to cough, bare down and squeeze like they are going to use the bathroom or throw cold water on thier face. Don't panic, he probably wasn't having a heart attack, you would've known, but perhaps he was having PVC's like myself. Coughing was just my body's natural defense to this irregular beat. It is possible that he is coughing because he is having PVC's that he can not feel. Hope this helps. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to contact me. I wish your husband the best! Heart issues are extremely frightening.


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