Glossary of Health Care and Medical Terms

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Open Heart Surgery refers to surgery requiring an opening of the chest. Open heart surgery may or may not include an opening up of the heart. It may involve surgeries on other parts of the chest for instance, the arteries of the heart, valves or the muscles of the heart.

Also see: Heart Bypass Surgery

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