open-heartsurgery


open-heartsurgery
o·pen-heart surgery (ōʹpən-härtʹ) n.
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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Universalium. 2010.

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