hole in the heart


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hole in the heart

n
(Pathology)
a. a defect of the heart in which there is an abnormal opening in any of the walls dividing the four heart chambers
b. (as modifier): a hole-in-the-heart operation.
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Translations

hole in the heart

nmorbo blu
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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"We didn't realise Sophie had a hole in the heart of 2.5cm until it was found, really by luck."
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A hole in the heart can close spontaneously or it can be repaired by open heart surgery well before he reaches school age.
Some strokes occur as they did with Maedl: Clots pass through a hole in the heart, a defect that affects one in five people.
The high-tech titanium device, called an Amplatzer Septal Occluder, looks like a yo-yo and can stretch, swell, and position itself to plug a hole in the heart. Over time, the implant becomes encased in the body's own heart tissue.
If embryonic heart development goes awry, a life-threatening defect -- such as a hole in the heart -- can result.
Doctors at the RAK Hospital recently closed a hole in the heart of a patient without surgery, ushering in a new trend in treating congenital heart diseases in this part of the world.