heart-lung machine

noun

Definition of heart-lung machine

: a mechanical pump that maintains circulation during heart surgery by shunting blood away from the heart, oxygenating it, and returning it to the body

Examples of heart-lung machine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was put on a heart-lung machine called ECMO, for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, as surgeons debated doing a rare procedure to remove his clots. David Wahlberg, Star Tribune, 10 July 2021 In addition to the ventilator, Kelsey now needed the assistance of a heart-lung machine known as ECMO. Mark Johnson, jsonline.com, 18 Mar. 2021 At the Detroit hospital, Dennis was considered to be placed on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine — also known as ECMO — which is a heart-lung machine used to help lungs recover after a bad infection, like COVID-19. Miriam Marini, Detroit Free Press, 17 Mar. 2021 At Maimonides hospital, in Brooklyn, Adrian Kantrowitz, a surgeon-inventor who had helped perfect the pacemaker and the heart-lung machine, began working on pump designs. Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2021 Two days later, he was flown to Life Flight to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland to be put on a heart-lung machine known as an ECMO machine. Jade Mcdowell, oregonlive, 21 Dec. 2020 The medical team repeatedly performed CPR and hooked him up to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine, which pumped blood out of his body into a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide, and then back into the body. CBS News, 16 Nov. 2020 After consulting with specialists, AlGhamdi put Porter on a heart-lung machine that takes over pumping for the heart and requires a specific team to administer and manage. John Benson, cleveland, 25 Nov. 2020 The medical team repeatedly performed CPR and hooked him up to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, which pumped blood out of his body into a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide, and then back into the body. Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of heart-lung machine

1953, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jul 2021

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“Heart-lung machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart-lung%20machine. Accessed 2 Aug. 2021.

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heart-lung machine

noun
heart-lung ma·​chine | \ ˌhärt-ˈləŋ-mə-ˌshēn How to pronounce heart-lung machine (audio) \

Medical Definition of heart-lung machine

: a mechanical pump that maintains circulation during heart surgery by shunting blood away from the heart, oxygenating it, and returning it to the body

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