open-heart surgery

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o·pen-heart surgery

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) surgical repair of the heart during which the blood circulation is often maintained mechanically

o′pen-heart′ sur`gery

surgery performed on the exposed heart with the aid of a heart-lung machine.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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
heart surgery - any surgical procedure involving the heart
CABG, coronary artery bypass graft, coronary bypass, coronary bypass surgery - open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart

open-heart surgery

[ˌ] Ncirugía f a corazón abierto
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Washington, June 25 (ANI): Heart valve replacement without open-heart surgery could offer a new option for patients with aortic stenosis who are at high-risk or are considered inoperable, according to a new research.