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by Lisa Bowman, Oct 19, 1999
Some of my palpitations have started causing me to cough as if someone knocked the breath out of me.  What makes this happen??
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by CCF CARDIO MD - DLB, Oct 19, 1999
If the palpitations were due to a severe arrhythmia, then that could cause fluid build up in the lungs that could cause coughing. This would be very unlikely for mild palpitations though.
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by Andy, Oct 20, 1999
Lisa:

Several of us have posted the same general coughing reaction to PVCs (although some have indicated it is a more conscious act on their part to stop the PVCs).  Scroll down in this forum a bit and you will see a series of entries entitled "Exercise and PVCs."  I posted the question on coughing yesterday and there have been a few responses below.  Good luck.

Andy
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by lisa, Oct 20, 1999
Thanks Andy.  It's interesting (and comforting) to know that others with pvcs have this cough.  Mine is definitely automatic.  I have tried not to cough and can't suppress it.    Thanks again.
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by nancy, Oct 21, 1999
Lisa, I also have the PVC cough and have heard it is normal. I will be reading Andy's comments later in the list to see others reactions.
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