open heart

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charitable nature, generous quality, giving nature
open heart surgery
operation during which the patient's heart lies exposed
open one's heart
show kindness
open-heart surgery
a medical operation in which doctors operate on someone's heart, while a machine keeps the patient's blood flowing. Any surgical procedure opening the heart and exposing one or more of its chambers, most often to repair valve disease or correct congenital heart malformations (see congenital heart disease). Invention of the heart-lung machine (see artificial heart), which allows the heart to be stopped during surgery, made it possible. The first successful open-heart surgery was performed in the U.S. in 1953 by John H. Gibbon, Jr., to close an atrial septal defect
open-heart surgery
heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open and surgery to fix a heart valve or repair a coronary artery is performed while the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine
open heart


    o·pen heart

    Turkish pronunciation

    ōpın härt


    /ˈōpən ˈhärt/ /ˈoʊpən ˈhɑːrt/


    [ 'O-p&n, -p& ] (adjective.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German offan open, Old English up up.

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