cardiopulmonary bypass

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cardiopulmonary bypass

[¦kärd·ē·ō′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē ′bī·pas]
(medicine)
A surgical technique for avoiding circulation of the blood through the heart and lungs by directing the flow from the entrance of the right atrium, conditioning it by mechanical means, and reentering it at the aorta.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In addition to telling the very real story of a frightened girl who courageously takes the risk of making the long trip and having the surgery, "Sabrina The Girl With a Hole in Her Heart" has many educational asides that teach children how the heart works, including a diagram of a heart with ASD (a hole in the heart), and a picture of a heart lung machine as well as an echocardiogram.
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The team was supported anaesthesia technicians and nursing staff and the operation was conducted using highly specialized technology such as Heart Lung machine.
The team was supported by anaesthesia technicians and nursing staff and the operation was conducted using highly specialised technology such as heart lung machine.