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Informed Patient's FAQ on Coronary Artery Disease: 1

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What is the heart's function? 

The heartís function is to circulate blood. Blood circulation delivers oxygen and removes carbon dioxide from all of the tissues of the body. The heart circulates blood by pumping it, and consists of two parallel pumps made of specialized muscle.     

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Informed Patient's FAQ on Coronary Artery Disease: 2

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The left side of the heart receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the rest of the body.       

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Informed Patient's FAQ on Coronary Artery Disease: 3

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The right side of the heart receives de-oxygenated blood from the body and pumps it to the lungs to absorb new oxygen.       

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