: 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

Examples of open-heart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result: Dorsey ended up going into the operating room at Hartford Hospital for a combined cesarean section and open-heart surgery to repair her aorta and replace her aortic valve, one surgery following the other. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 12 Apr. 2024 Satterwhite needed open-heart surgery to survive the attack, prosecutors said in a statement. Graham Rayman, New York Daily News, 20 Feb. 2024 Television Bret Baier’s teenage son Paul is in recovery after emergency open-heart surgery May 1, 2024 The post inspired an outpouring of support from celebrities, who took to Kimmel’s social media to share their well-wishes. Eva Hartman, Los Angeles Times, 28 May 2024 On Monday, May 27, the late-night show host, 56, shared a photo of his son smiling in a hospital bed, revealing in his Instagram caption that Billy underwent another open-heart surgery over the weekend. Georgia Slater, Peoplemag, 27 May 2024 Now, physicians can use non-invasive procedures to accomplish goals that previously could be accomplished only in open-heart surgery. Angela Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 4 Mar. 2024 Bret took to social media to share the image side-by-side with another photo of Paul — this one as a baby, following his first open-heart surgery 16 years ago at the same hospital. Virginia Chamlee, Peoplemag, 1 May 2024 In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic and an unexpected open-heart surgery interrupted that cadence. Betsy Cribb Watson, Southern Living, 25 Apr. 2024 Peter will soon undergo open-heart surgery and will take time to recover after. Deanna Taylor, Charlotte Observer, 24 Apr. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of open-heart was in 1959

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“Open-heart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-heart. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

open-heart

adjective
: of, relating to, or done on a heart temporarily stopped and surgically opened for repair of defects or damage
open-heart surgery

Medical Definition

open-heart

adjective
: 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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