Do your patients know the intricacies of the heart and lungs?

There’s common confusion around the interconnectedness of these organs. PR pros can inform patients how both body parts can cause breathing problems.    

The heart and lungs can be the source of breathing problems. Do your patients understand the close connection of these vital organs?

An infographic from National Jewish Health says the heart and lungs work together to ensure the body has enough oxygen-rich blood to function properly.

Patients who suffer from common problems linked to the heart-lung connection may experience:

  • Sleep apnea

  • Shortness of breath

  • Heart attacks

  • Emphysema

  • Bronchitis

  • Exercise intolerance

  • Fatigue

Communicators, can you improve your outreach about this topic? This infographic features several interesting heart/lung facts that may boost your efforts.

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