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OPEN-HEART SURGERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does open-heart surgery mean? 

OPEN-HEART SURGERY (noun)
  The noun OPEN-HEART SURGERY has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: OPEN-HEART SURGERY used as a noun is very rare.


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OPEN-HEART SURGERY (noun)


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Meaning:

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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Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("open-heart surgery" is a kind of...):

heart surgery (any surgical procedure involving the heart)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "open-heart surgery"):

CABG; coronary artery bypass graft; coronary bypass; coronary bypass surgery (open-heart surgery in which the rib cage is opened and a section of a blood vessel is grafted from the aorta to the coronary artery to bypass the blocked section of the coronary artery and improve the blood supply to the heart)


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