Definition of Bypass, cardiopulmonary

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Bypass, cardiopulmonary: A bypass of the heart and lungs as, for example, in open heart surgery. In this procedure, blood returning to the heart is diverted through a heart-lung machine (a pump-oxygenator) before being returned to the arterial circulation.

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In the U.S., 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. See Answer

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