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Definition of "open-heart" []

  • Surgical repair of the heart during which the blood circulation is often maintained mechanically (noun)

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Use "open-heart" in a sentence
  • "I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis."
  • "He underwent 11 hours of open-heart surgery after being taken ill during a match in 2001."
  • "No one wants to be hospitalized with a heart attack or watch a loved one undergo open-heart surgery for a problem that might have been prevented."
  • "“These poor kids are having open-heart surgery,” Danielle thought to herself."
  • "That segment focuses on patients who are at high risk for the open-heart surgery, but who can still withstand such surgery."