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There are many articles on pulse and blood pressure, but here's an analogy: Think of the blood as a heavy iron block you are trying to move by hitting it with a sledgehammer. Blood pressure is how hard you hit with the hammer. Pulse (heart rate) is how often you hit with the hammer. This analogy can be taken further if you like: There is also stroke ...


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A device that fits your description does seem to exist, namely an ECMO machine that delivers extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (Fig.1 ). It is defined as: [A] machine [that] pumps blood from the patient’s body to an artificial lung (oxygenator) that adds oxygen to it and removes carbon dioxide. Thus, it replaces the function of the person’s own lungs. The ...


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