Infant open heart surgery

During open-heart surgery an incision is made through the breastbone (sternum) while the child is under general anesthesia.

Infant open heart surgery


Last reviewed 6/27/2010 by Shabir Bhimji MD, PhD, Pediatric and General Surgery, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Midland, TX. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.


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