No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.
There is nothing more essential to our health and well-being than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat twenty-five thousand times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave consequences.
Journalist James Nestor travels the world to figure out what went wrong and how to fix it. The answers aren't found in pulmonology labs, as we might expect, but in the muddy digs of ancient burial sites, secret Soviet facilities, New Jersey choir schools, and the smoggy streets of São Paulo. Nestor tracks down men and women exploring the hidden science behind ancient breathing practices like Pranayama, Sudarshan Kriya, and Tummo and teams up with pulmonary tinkerers to scientifically test long-held beliefs about how we breathe.-- Publisher
Clinical judgment in critical care -- Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology -- Indications for cardiac surgery -- Preoperative cardiac surgery nursing evaluation -- Heart valve surgery -- Cardiopulmonary bypass and off-pump coronary artery bypass -- Minimally invasive cardiac surgery -- Recovery of anesthesia following cardiac surgery -- Hemodynamic monitoring -- Intra-aortic balloon pump -- Mechanical ventilation after open heart surgery -- Pharmacological support following cardiac surgery -- Postoperative complications of cardiac surgery and nursing interventions -- Pain management -- Postoperative dysrhythmias -- Neurologic complications -- Fluid and electrolyte imbalances following cardiac surgery -- Wound care -- Bridge to transplant and cardiac transplantation -- Complications of obesity of the cardiac surgery patient -- Cardiogenetics -- Nutritional issues in the patient undergoing cardiac surgery -- Psychological support for the patient undergoing cardiac surgery and the family -- Rehabilitation and care of the cardiac surgery patient on discharge -- Post-ICU care and other complications.