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 Sequentially, where one lung is replaced, and then the other; or at the same time, in which the patient is put on a heart-lung machine that does the work of the heart and lungs while the heart and lungs are stopped for the surgery. Korin Miller, Health.com, "US Doctors Perform 1st COVID-19 Double Lung Transplant. Will it Become a Potential Treatment for Severe Cases?," 12 June 2020 The patient, who is her 20s, was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation June 5 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. USA TODAY, "Rock Hall, Hard Rock resort, full-service gas: News from around our 50 states," 13 June 2020 The Chicago patient is in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation. CBS News, "Young woman with coronavirus receives double lung transplant in Chicago," 12 June 2020 That means most patients are put on a heart-lung machine during surgery. Korin Miller, Health.com, "US Doctors Perform 1st COVID-19 Double Lung Transplant. Will it Become a Potential Treatment for Severe Cases?," 12 June 2020 The Chicago patient is in her 20s and was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. BostonGlobe.com, "The Latest: 2 Florida theme parks reopen as lockdown eases," 11 June 2020 The patient, who is her 20s, was on a ventilator and heart-lung machine for almost two months before her operation last Friday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. NBC News, "After COVID-19 destroyed her lungs, young Chicago woman receives double transplant," 11 June 2020 With barely any heart-lung machines in the US, Robicsek traveled to the Cleveland Clinic to see the one that was being used there. Alicia Lee, CNN, "Renowned surgeon, known for his generosity and humanitarian work, asked to be buried in his scrubs," 6 Apr. 2020 Baisey's circulation was now reduced to two tubes that fed out behind the surgeon and into a heart-lung machine. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019

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1953, in the meaning defined above

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“Heart-lung machine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heart-lung%20machine. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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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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