I am posting in hopes of help for my 82 year old dad. He has congestive heart failure and has been recently put on dialysis as he was having trouble breathing. He was admitted to the hospital to figure out why he was coughing up blood. Lung doctor said it was heart and heart dr said it was lungs. So sent him home still coughing up blood but now on dialysis. Us non medical family members hoped it would help the coughing, but has not . Please help with any suggestions because if not for the coughing he would be doing really good.
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replied February 11th, 2019
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

There are many things to consider here. If there is associated renal impairment with the congestive heart failure and excessive fluid is accumulating then uremic pericarditis is a possibility and requires urgent dialysis. Similarly in pulmonary edema bronchial vessels can rupture and lead to hemoptysis and cough. Dialysis with ultrafiltration should continue to remove excess fluid in consultation with your doctors.

Wishing you best of health


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