Definitions for open-heart surgery
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
surgery performed on the exposed heart with the aid of a heart-lung machine.
Origin of open-heart 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
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