One symptom of heart failure, sometimes called congestive heart failure, is a chronic, watery cough. This cough is referred to as a cardiac cough or heart failure cough by doctors.
Unlike the type of cough that could accompany an upper respiratory infection, cardiac coughs are not the result of bacteria or viruses. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), fluid buildup in the lungs is what causes them. This implies that, despite how infectious they sound, they really aren’t infectious.
When a person has a cardiac cough, they may also wheeze and create mucus that is frothy, white or pink in color. New York City cardiologist Amnon Beniaminovitz, M.D., notes that they’re usually worst while laying down. Read the article.