cardiorrhaphy


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cardiorrhaphy

 [kahr″de-or´ah-fe]
suture of the heart muscle.

car·di·or·rha·phy

(kar'dē-ōr'ă-fē),
Suture of the heart wall.
[cardio- + G. rhaphē, suture]

cardiorrhaphy

/car·di·or·rha·phy/ (kahr″de-or´ah-fe) suture of the heart muscle.

cardiorrhaphy

(kär′dē-ôr′ə-fē)
n.
The suturing of the heart wall.

cardiorrhaphy

[kär′dē·ôr′əfē]
Etymology: Gk, kardia + rhaphe, suture
an operation in which the heart muscle is sutured.

car·di·or·rha·phy

(kahr'dē-ōr'ă-fē)
Suture of the heart wall.
[cardio- + G. rhaphē, suture]

cardiorrhaphy

Stitching (suturing) the heart muscle usually to repair a traumatic wound.

cardiorrhaphy

suture of the heart muscle.
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In his address to the German Society of Surgery, Rehn said 'the feasibility of cardiorrhaphy no longer remains in doubt .
55) The majority of surgeons were convinced at this time that the best form of therapy for severe haemorrhage from a cardiac wound was cardiorrhaphy, but doubt still remained about the management of cardiac tamponade.
Definitive repair requires cardiorrhaphy, using a median sternotomy or thoracotomy incision, depending on the suspected injury site(s).