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AUDIO: Dr. Lishan Aklog Talks About The Function Of The Heart

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Find out about the function of the heart by listening to Dr. Lishan Aklog on the EmpowHer podcast.

Dr. Aklog:
The heart is actually in many ways a simple top that are designed to pump blood through the body back into the lungs and then back to the body again. As a result many of us doctors who work on heart disease often consider ourselves sort of qualified plumbers in the sense because that is all we worked with.

The heart as a muscular organ has four chambers or rooms or cavities, that each have a specific room. You can actually divide the heart. It really functions as almost two separate pumps. One pump is a pump that pumps blood from the lungs with oxygen in it to the entire body and then the other half or the right heart of the lung takes blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs so it can get re-nourished with oxygen.

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