heart-lung machine


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heart-lung machine

(härt′lŭng′)
n.
An apparatus through which blood is diverted in order to oxygenate it and pump it throughout the body, used especially during heart surgery to maintain circulation until normal heart and lung function are restored.

heart-lung machine

n
(Surgery) a machine used to maintain the circulation and oxygenation of the blood during heart surgery

heart′-lung′ machine`


n.
a pumping device through which diverted blood is oxygenated and returned to the body during heart surgery, temporarily functioning for the heart and lungs.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heart-lung machine - a pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery; diverts blood from the heart and oxygenates it and then pumps it through the body
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
Translations

heart-lung machine

[ˌhɑːtˈlʌŋməˌʃiːn] Nmáquina f de circulación extracorpórea

heart-lung ma·chine

n. máquina corazón-pulmón, máquina cardiopulmonar usada para mantener artificialmente las funciones del corazón y de los pulmones.
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This survey suggests that the majority of perfusionists believe cell phones raise significant safety issues while operating the heart-lung machine.
A Open-heart procedures, including coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and valve surgery are still performed using the heart-lung machine with a technique called cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB).
Traditionally, the surgery is done while the patient is hooked up to a heart-lung machine which takes over the job of circulating blood while the beating heart is stopped.
The high court said it is highly likely that the girl died because other doctors wrongly inserted a tube into her body to drain blood from a vein and send it to the heart-lung machine.
Standard coronary artery bypass surgery is performed by causing the heart to arrest and supporting the vital organs of the body by pumping oxygenated blood from the heart-lung machine into the patient.
Most commonly, perfusionists operate a heart-lung machine to keep a patient alive during open heart surgery.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world have a special anniversary to mark next year: the debut in 1953 of the basic heart-lung machine used in open-heart surgery.
Another is the heart-lung machine (cardiopulmonary bypass machine), which does the work of the heart and lungs during the procedure.
It is designed to avoid and minimize many of the harmful effects of current heart-lung machine technology.
During conventional bypass surgery, a doctor actually stops the heart and inserts a tube that diverts blood flow to a heart-lung machine.
In the Surgical Equipment, Instruments and Supplies category, an award was presented to 3M Health Care, Tustin, CA, and IDEO Product Development, Palo Alto, CA, for 3M CDI Blood Parameter Monitoring System 500, a system used in conjunction with a heart-lung machine to analyze and control a patient's circulation during open-heart surgery.
The relatively inexpensive device was developed to help sustain patients who could not be weaned off a heart-lung machine after heart surgery.