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coughing when heart races

I'm a 38yr old woman, when my heart races I cough uncontrollably and have pain in my chest that does not stop until my heart beat slows. This has been going on for about 4 months and has worsened in the last 2 wks. Is this a heart problem or lung?
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251132 tn?1198078822
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If your heart races and then you cough, you need to have your heart checked.  You need to be checked for the cause of your cough if your heart races only after you start to cough.  This is a common problem.

A chronic cough can be a side effect of a group of medicines used to treat high blood pressure called angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors.  In a person who has a normal chest x-ray and who doesn
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You should go to your primary care physician & tell him/her what you've described so appropriate testing can be performed to tell what is causing your heart to race and coughing.  That way, you can receive prompt and correct treatment.
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