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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The surgeons who now perform open-heart surgery exclusively at Sacred Heart have said, in writing, that they want to help McKenzie-Willamette establish an open-heart program.
It's 2004 and my older sister has sustained, just in the last couple of years, strokes, heart attacks, open-heart surgery, two cancers of the stomach, heart failure, and pulmonary emboli.
Prime Minister Sharif went to London this week for a medical check-up where he was advised to undergo an open-heart surgery.
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We always knew Carissa would need the hole repaired and were delighted when we heard about this new procedure which would avoid open-heart surgery," says her mum Claudette from New Cross, South East London.
NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended best wishes to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for his open-heart surgery to be held in the UK on next Tuesday.
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