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open–heart

adjective

medical : done by stopping the heart from beating for a period of time, opening the heart, and repairing damage

Full Definition of OPEN-HEART

:  of, relating to, or performed on a heart temporarily stopped and relieved of circulatory function and surgically opened for repair of defects or damage <open–heart surgery>

First Known Use of OPEN-HEART

1960

open–heart

adjective    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OPEN–HEART

:  of, relating to, or performed on a heart temporarily stopped and relieved of circulatory function and surgically opened for repair of defects or damage <open–heart surgery>

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