Heart surgery

Heart surgery

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This image is part of the sequence Healthcare: Surgery on the heart (cardiac) to implant an artificial (prosthetic) aorta

Credit: ANTONIA REEVE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Heart surgery. Image 2 of 9. Surgeon using a circular saw to open a patient's chest during heart surgery. An incision has been made through the skin using a scalpel and a cautery knife. The saw is used to cut through the breast bone. This chest is being opened to perform a repair on an aortic aneurysm near the heart. For a sequence showing the operation, see images M560/461 to M560/469.

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