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open-heart surgery

noun [U] uk   /ˌəʊ.pən.hɑːtˈsɜː.dʒər.i/  us   /ˌoʊ.pən.hɑːrtˈsɜːr.dʒɚ-/
a medical operation in which the body is cut open and the heart is repaired, while the body's blood is kept flowing by a machine
Translations of “open-heart surgery”
in Chinese (Traditional) 心臟直視手術, 體外循環心臟手術…
in Chinese (Simplified) 心脏直视手术, 体外循环心脏手术…
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