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My grandmother was on a vent after weakening from congestive heart failure..Why treat breathing if heart problem?

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Dr. Robert Vogt Lowell
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Resting the heart

Breathing involves a lot energy and muscle work; if your heart is not strong enough to perform the work that is involved in breathing then you try to rest the heart by having a machine breathe for you.

In brief: Resting the heart

Breathing involves a lot energy and muscle work; if your heart is not strong enough to perform the work that is involved in breathing then you try to rest the heart by having a machine breathe for you.
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