Open-heart surgery is a surgery performed on heart that require a patient being placed on the heart-lung bypass machine. The heart can be stopped with a solution called "cardioplegia", which is a cold, high-potassium solution and protects the heart muscle while it is stopped. The heart itself can then be opened and repair can be accomplished in a bloodless, still environment.
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