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Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
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My husband had a heart attack and a cardiac arrest on the

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JA: Hello. How can I help?
Customer: My husband had a heart attack and a cardiac arrest on the 25th October. he has had a stent inserted. He has developed a dry throat clearing cough over the last hour. He says he has no pain but does feel a little discomfort around his chest area. i have spoken to a registrar at Harefield Hospital. He has advised me speak to you. Thank you
JA: Have you used any medication for the cough?
Customer: Yes. Benylin cough medicine
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the cough?
Customer: nope. just started over an hour ago
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Just the heart attack and the cardiac arrest at the moment
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 16 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 15 days ago.

His symptoms are likely due to acid reflux and esophageal spasm.

The following would help him;

1) Omeprazole

2) Gelusil.

You may get an ECG just for precaution.

I hope his symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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