cardiorrhaphy


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cardiorrhaphy

[‚kärd·ē′ȯr·ə·fē]
(medicine)
Suturing of the heart muscle.
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In his address to the German Society of Surgery, Rehn said 'the feasibility of cardiorrhaphy no longer remains in doubt .
55) The majority of surgeons were convinced at this time that the best form of therapy for severe haemorrhage from a cardiac wound was cardiorrhaphy, but doubt still remained about the management of cardiac tamponade.
Definitive repair requires cardiorrhaphy, using a median sternotomy or thoracotomy incision, depending on the suspected injury site(s).