Definitions for open-heart surgery
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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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We freaked out to go from thinking she had asthma to being told she needed to have open heart surgery.
Imagine someone going to a hospital and being told you can't get open-heart surgery in the midst of a heart attack because you haven't tried aspirin or nitroglycerin first. That's the absurdity of it, it's just a way to discourage higher levels of care that we would never tolerate in the non-psychiatric context.
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