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|Noun||1.||heart surgery - any surgical procedure involving the heart|
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
closed-heart surgery - heart surgery in which a small incision is made (the chest cavity is not opened)
open-heart surgery - heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired
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