open–heart

adjective

Definition of open–heart

  1. :  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>

1960

First Known Use of open–heart

1960


OPEN–HEART Defined for English Language Learners

open–heart

adjective

Definition of open–heart for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

open–heart

adjective

Medical Definition of open–heart

  1. :  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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