open-heart surgery

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heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired

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No physicians, clinicians or staff were, or are, at risk for this infection; the highest risk is believed to be limited to patients who underwent open-heart surgery at WellSpan York Hospital within the past four years, up to July 24, 2015.
The Sapien THV is approved for patients who are not eligible for open-heart surgery for replacement of their aortic valve and have a calcified aortic annulus (calcium build-up in the fibrous ring of the aortic heart valve).
The consultants reported to the McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Board of Trustees (six of whom are physicians) that they had never encountered so much physician support for addition of an open-heart surgery program.
She survived the blood clots in her lungs and a massive heart attack, yet open-heart surgery was eventually a necessity.
Nigel said: "My father had open-heart surgery and this experience helped me appreciate what he'd been through.
PARIS -- Endotis Pharma, a world leader in the development of neutralizable anticoagulants, today announced enrolment of the first patients into a Phase IIa study using EP217609 and its specific antidote avidin to manage coagulation during open-heart surgery.
Clinical Trial, which will evaluate a new, non-surgical alternative to open-heart surgery for patients with severe aortic stenosis.
Born with the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot, Adam underwent open-heart surgery when he was 2 years old and his family has anticipated the need for another open-heart surgery for the past decade.
Doctors who saw him recommended the new procedure, known as transapical aortic valve replacement, because they thought that it was too risky for Bott to go through another open-heart surgery.
Lakers forward Ronny Turiaf underwent successful open-heart surgery Tuesday at Stanford University Medical Center, with the team hopeful he could resume his basketball career after he recovers.
Doctors treat restenosis either by performing additional artery-clearing procedures or by open-heart surgery to bypass the blocked vessel.
It's only the size of a postage stamp, but the ingenious device plugs a potentially fatal hole without the need for traumatic open-heart surgery.
Based on a novel catheter-and-self-expanding-frame approach on a beating heart, the proprietary CoreValve Percutaneous ReValving System[TM] procedure avoids open-heart surgery.
About five of every 1000 people need open-heart surgery every year, so a community this size, produces roughly 2000 procedures annually," Harris said.
Two weeks ago, my 7-month-old granddaughter had her second open-heart surgery.