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Question by  raja32 (22)

Is coughing a symptom of silent ischemia?

I am concerned that my husband is coming down with silent ischemia and need to understand the symptoms of it.


Answer by  nuttree (1596)

"Silent" ischemia has no symptoms, so coughing would not be a symptom of silent ischemia. If someone is worried that he or she or a loved one has silent ischemia, it would be a good idea to consult a doctor, who can diagnose dangerous asymptomatic conditions like silent ischemia.


Answer by  shondabihari (116)

No! There are no symptoms for silent ischemia (that's why it's called silent). If your husband suffers from incidents of chest pains then it is possible he may have incidents of silent ischemia also. Testing is simple. Your husband may be ordered to take a stress test and wear a holter monitor that detect ischemic occurrences.


Answer by  Redav (231)

Coughing is not a symptom for this dissease, at least it is not a classic one. As its name says it is asymptomatic, however there can be episodes with dyspnoea or angina. You can make sure it is a silent isquemia by a holter test.

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