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Is your heart stopped when you are having heart surgery?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Often, yes

It depends on the procedure, the surgeon, and the technique but often the patient is placed on cardiopulmonary bypass and the heart is arrested temporarily to allow the surgeon to perform delicate surgery on a target that is still and dry.

In brief: Often, yes

It depends on the procedure, the surgeon, and the technique but often the patient is placed on cardiopulmonary bypass and the heart is arrested temporarily to allow the surgeon to perform delicate surgery on a target that is still and dry.
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