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Heart-Lung Machine

During a heart-lung bypass, oxygen-poor blood is first diverted from the upper chambers of the heart and is directed to a reservoir in the heart-lung machine. The blood is then transferred to the oxygenator, which infuses the blood with oxygen. Next, a pump returns the blood to the patient's...


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Ways to Cope With Stress

Think about how you could change your responses to stressful situations.

  • Exercise daily.

  • Discuss your problems with a friend or relative. Talking things out will relieve tension, and may lead to a solution.

  • Eat healthy foods.

  • Make time for laughter and fun.

  • Involve yourself in a favorite activity or hobby.

  • Use a variety of relaxation techniques, including yoga or deep-breathing exercises.

  • Live in the present. Many causes of stress may come from thinking about the past or worrying about the future.

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Smoking Cessation
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.

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Heart Disease
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.

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Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.

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