surgery performed on the exposed heart while a heart-lung machine pumps and oxygenates the blood and diverts it from the heart.
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How to use open-heart surgery in a sentence
Well into the 1980s, doctors would perform open-heart surgery on infants without giving them pain-relieving drugs.He Did Right by Animals. And Didn’t Take Bull from Anyone. - Issue 109: Excavation | Brandon Keim | December 15, 2021 | Nautilus
It’s a couple of days after his open-heart surgery and he still sounds woozy, like he’s slightly drunk.
In December, Lundqvist announced that a heart condition would prevent him from joining the team this season and later shared that he was scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery.What you may have missed in the Caps’ offseason, and what experts predict for this season | Scott Allen | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
“We can do anything here from open heart surgery to limb amputations,” he says.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job | Marc Ambinder | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Adapting your own book is like performing open-heart surgery on your own child.
As the Daily Beast reported exclusively on Tuesday, Mortenson underwent open heart surgery last week.
Setting a broken leg, having your appendix removed, even open-heart surgery—they are not difficult for the public to grasp.When You Don't Know Where to Turn | Steven J. Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for open-heart surgery
surgical repair of the heart during which the blood circulation is often maintained mechanically
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Scientific definitions for open-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.
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