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What is Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation?

Similar to the heart-lung bypass machine used in open heart surgery, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced life-support device that pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body, permitting the heart and lungs to rest. When connected to the ECMO machine, your blood flows through tubing to an artificial lung inside the machine […]

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Is Hypopnea Dangerous?

Many people are unaware that hypopnea is a type of sleep apnea, though the condition itself is different from apnea itself. It is common for people to experience both conditions over the course of the night, however, so it can be helpful to understand the difference between the two. Read on to learn more about […]

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What is Transient Nocturnal Desaturation?

Transient nocturnal desaturation, also known as nocturnal hypoxemia, is defined as a temporary drop in oxygen saturation during sleep. The condition is a significant problem in COPD, affecting a relatively large number of COPD patients. In fact, one study suggests that 27-70% of COPD patients with daytime oxygen saturation levels of 90-95% experience substantial desaturation […]

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How to Prevent an Asthma Attack – 9 Ways

In early March, 2014, award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth announced publicly that she’s been suffering from asthma for more than 10 years, but wasn’t correctly diagnosed until a few years ago. In light of her diagnosis, Chenoweth has partnered with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to raise awareness about the seriousness […]

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Asthma Inhaler Not Enough?

Are you one of the many Americans that suffers from asthma? If so, then hopefully you are receiving the proper treatment and medication. Asthma severity and symptoms can vary on a case by case basis, and the nature of your asthma can change, for better or worse, over time. That is why it is important […]

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