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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

What can be done for an irregular heartbeat without medication or surgery?

Some irregular heart: Benign and don't need meds. Get an explanation from your dr. Cut down on caffeine and energy drinks. God bless u! ...Read more

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What to do if I had lung surgery 8 months ago is it normal for my side to still be numb?

What to do if I had lung surgery 8 months ago is it normal for my side to still be numb?

Possibly: Chest surgery, either traditional or minimally invasive, requires going between the ribs. This can cause pressure on the intercostal nerves, which lie under each rib. That injury can last for months to years. Most times, it resolves quickly without any problems. ...Read more

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I had lung surgery just over 4 months ago on my right side and my left side had collapsed 3 times but not for over 3 years is it safe to fly toamerica?

I had lung surgery just over 4 months ago on my right side and my left side had collapsed 3 times but not for over 3 years is it safe to fly toamerica?

Discuss: Most important is to discuss with your surgeon first. In general, depending on why you had surgery, what surgery was performed, and if you had postop complications; most patients can travel by plane by 6 weeks after surgery. Your most recent postop chest x-ray will be critical in decision. ...Read more

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Can I still have lung surgery if my bronchitis is flaring up?

Can I still have lung surgery if my bronchitis is flaring up?

No: In general surgery should be postponed until you have been afebrile for 48-72 hours and are on the road to recovery. Lung surgery should not be done while a patient is ill with acute bronchitis or flares of chronic bronchitis due to an increased risk of postoperative complications. ...Read more

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If I get bronchitis every few weeks, will I eventually need lung surgery?

If I get bronchitis every few weeks, will I eventually need lung surgery?

No: No you will not. There are patients that are susceptible to recurrent bronchitis for a number of reasons (ie active smokers, patients with structural lung disease like bronchiectasis, patients with immunodeficiencies). It is best to see a lung specialist (pulmonologist) if you are having recurrent bronchitis to make sure there is nothing else going on. Surgery is unlikely. ...Read more

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I just had lung surgery for removal of blebs. How long till the feeling goes back to normal?

I just had lung surgery for removal of blebs. How long till the feeling goes back to normal?

Days to weeks: It's normal to feel sore and short of breath. This will improve gradually. Ask your doctor when it's safe to exercise again. Moving and gentle stretching will help the incisional tightness feel better. As you increase your aerobic capacity, the shortness of breath will get better too. You haven't lost much lung tissue, and since you are young you will get back to normal before very long. ...Read more

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When is open lung surgery required?

When is open lung surgery required?

Work in progress!: Open surgery is required when the proper procedure cannot be performed safely and successfully by lesser means. Expertise in minimally invasive techniques is growing by the day so less open cases are required but there are still times when anatomy, exposure, or the disease process dictate an open chest approach. ...Read more

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How safe is it to box after lung surgery?

How safe is it to box after lung surgery?

Not: At baseline, boxing or pugilistic sports are not by their nature safe. That said, ability to box at baseline level of unsafe after surgery depends greatly on reason for and type of surgery. You should discuss return to activities and expectations with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Irregular Heartbeat (Definition)

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