Enalapril-induced cough is associated with non-severe heart failure.
Int J Cardiol. 2009 Jun 26;135(2):275-6
Authors: Sadanaga T, Yoshimura M, Sakamoto T, Sumida H, Ogawa H
The incidence of enalapril-induced cough was evaluated in 199 patients with congestive heart failure. Cough was more frequent in class I or II patients (28%) than in class III (4.1%, p<0.01) and class IV (0%, p<0.01) patients. Brain natriuretic peptide level was lower in patients in the cough (+) group than in the cough (-) group (170+/-107 vs. 538+/-637 pg/ml, p<0.01). The incidence of enalapril-induced cough is low in patients with severe congestive heart failure and a cough can be a marker of non-severe heart failure.
PMID: 18606471 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]