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  • Building the Chest and Back Muscles after Heart Surgery

    Building the Chest and Back Muscles after Heart Surgery

    Following bypass surgery, rebuilding the chest and back muscles are vital to successful long-term recovery. After three months or more of recovery time with minimal physical exertion, muscle mass begins to decrease. The best way to rebuild this muscle mass is by engaging in a carefully-planned, consistent exercise regime. Once your physician has approved physical

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  • How To Care For Your Incision Post Surgery

    How To Care For Your Incision Post Surgery

    After heart surgery, it’s important that you keep your incision site clean to prevent infection and promote healing. It’s recommended that you clean the incision area with warm (not hot) soapy water in the shower twice a day. Avoid soaking in bathtubs or jacuzzis for at least 4 weeks–if you are having trouble standing in

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  • New Research Suggests Heart Cells Respond to Neurotransmitters

    New Research Suggests Heart Cells Respond to Neurotransmitters

    Modern science has come to understand a lot about the way the human heart works, but there is still much more to be discovered. Now, thanks to new research conducted at Western University experts are one step closer to understanding exactly how heart activity is regulated by the body. Photo courtesy of 123rf Essentially, the heart’s

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  • Study Finds New Insights Into the Development of the Heart

    Study Finds New Insights Into the Development of the Heart

    The heart is absolutely vital to your health and well-being, and scientists continue to make discoveries about how the heart develops and functions. A recent study conducted at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin provides new insight into how the heart develops, which could change how we treat some diseases of the

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