Synonyms for heart_surgery

1. heart surgery (n.)

any surgical procedure involving the heart


2. open-heart surgery (n.)

heart surgery in which the rib cage is spread open, the heart is stopped and blood is detoured through a heart-lung machine while a heart valve or coronary artery is surgically repaired


3. closed-heart surgery (n.)

heart surgery in which a small incision is made (the chest cavity is not opened)