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night sweating

05/15/2001

Question:

my 59 year old husband has periodic "night sweats". is this a possible sign of a heart problem?

Answer:

Night sweats can be a symptom of many medical problems, including heart disease. I recommend that your husband see his family physician for a full evaluation.

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Response by:

Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG Elizabeth Joyner Gothelf, BSN, MAG
Assistant Director
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati

Gregg   Warshaw, MD Gregg Warshaw, MD
Director, Office of Geriatric Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati