cardiorrhaphy


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cardiorrhaphy

[‚kärd·ē′ȯr·ə·fē]
(medicine)
Suturing of the heart muscle.
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3), (51) By the 1970s the continued advances in cardiovascular surgery and presence of trained personnel, combined with the reduction in mortality, resulted in immediate cardiorrhaphy becoming the universal treatment of choice.
Cardiorrhaphy is done using pledgeted mattress sutures.