open-heart surgery

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
Hypernyms: ↑heart surgery

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ˌopen-heart ˈsurgery [open-heart surgery] noun uncountable
a medical operation on the heart, during which the patient's blood is kept flowing by a machine

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