heart-lung machine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n heart-lung machine a pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery; diverts blood from the heart and oxygenates it and then pumps it through the body
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Usage

In literature:

They're keeping a patient alive with a heart-lung machine right now, and they can't finish the job.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
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In news:

Charles R Bridges stands besides a heart-lung machine at Pennsylvania Hospital, which offers " bloodless surgery" to 90 percent of its patients who want it.
Amber Smith / The Post-Standard Dr Joel Rosenberg, of St Joseph's Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, recently did a heart bypass operation on an 86-year-old Central New York woman without assistance from the heart-lung machine.
Sorin Receives Japanese Approval to Market S5 Heart-Lung Machine .
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