Definitions for open-heart surgery

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o′pen-heart′ sur`gery(n.)

  1. surgery performed on the exposed heart with the aid of a heart-lung machine.

    Category: Surgery

Origin of open-heart surgery:

1975–80

Princeton's WordNet

  1. open-heart surgery(noun)

    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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