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  Off Pump Heart Surgery



Off Pump Heart Surgery

   Off pump heart surgery, usually off pump coronary artery bypass, is heart surgery done without the use of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine.

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Heart
The hollow, muscular organ responsible for pumping blood through the circulatory system.

Surgery
Treating diseases or other medical conditions by operating on a patient to remove or repair parts of the body.

Artery
A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body.

Bypass
A surgical procedure designed to increase blood flow to an organ or extremity that has narrowing or blockage of the blood supplying artery. Examples include coronary artery bypass surgery, aortic replacement, ABI (aorta-bi-iliac), ABF (aorto-bi-femoral), and femoral-popliteal bypass)

Cardiopulmonary
Having to do with both the heart and lungs.



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Osteopuncture
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Ophthalmopathy
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Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)
A test to see if a person has diabetes.

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Open Heart Surgery
Any of a number of invasive cardiac (heart) surgical procedures.

Organ Preservation
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Oxidation
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