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Should I do breathing exercises after my heart surgery?

Specified breathing techniques can help speed up your recovery time, reduce the likelihood of developing a serious infection and improve your lung function. One technique involves breathing in through your nose and out through your mouth with pursed lips. Pursed lips are formed when someone is about to whistle or kiss. If you have difficulty getting air in through your nose, breathe in through your mouth and blow out through your pursed lips.
 
You should focus on controlling your breathing throughout all exercise. Breathing exercises can have a positive impact on your recovery, but it is important to consult your doctor before beginning any breathing or exercise routine.

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