open-heart surgery


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open-heart surgery

(ō′pən-härt′)
n.
Surgery in which the thoracic cavity is opened to expose the heart and the blood is recirculated and oxygenated by a heart-lung machine.

open-heart surgery

Surgery involving direct visualization and surgical procedure of the exposed heart.
See also: surgery
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