cardiorrhaphy


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cardiorrhaphy

 [kahr″de-or´ah-fe]
suture of the heart muscle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

car·di·or·rha·phy

(kar'dē-ōr'ă-fē),
Suture of the heart wall.
[cardio- + G. rhaphē, suture]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cardiorrhaphy

(kär′dē-ôr′ə-fē)
n.
The suturing of the heart wall.
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car·di·or·rha·phy

(kahr'dē-ōr'ă-fē)
Suture of the heart wall.
[cardio- + G. rhaphē, suture]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cardiorrhaphy

Stitching (suturing) the heart muscle usually to repair a traumatic wound.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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(3), (51) By the 1970s the continued advances in cardiovascular surgery and presence of trained personnel, combined with the reduction in mortality, resulted in immediate cardiorrhaphy becoming the universal treatment of choice.