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Is a persistent cough a sign that you may need a change in your heart failure treatment?

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An ongoing wheeze or cough that brings up white or slightly blood-colored mucus can be another symptom of fluid building up in your lungs. Call the doctor if you notice it.

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Heart Failure Fact Sheet.”

American Heart Association: “About Heart Failure.”

American Heart Association: “Warning Signs of Heart Failure.”

UCSF Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Don’t Delay When Heart Failure Threatens/”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: “Heart Failure Fact Sheet.”

American Heart Association: “About Heart Failure.”

American Heart Association: “Warning Signs of Heart Failure.”

UCSF Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Don’t Delay When Heart Failure Threatens/”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2018

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