open heart surgery


open heart surgery

noun

  1. surgery performed on the exposed heart while a heart-lung machine pumps and oxygenates the blood and diverts it from the heart.

noun

  1. surgical repair of the heart during which the blood circulation is often maintained mechanically

n.

  1. Surgery in which the thoracic cavity is opened to expose the heart and the blood is recirculated and oxygenated through a heart-lung machine.

  1. 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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