Open Heart Surgery
Before an open heart surgery you can see the nurses preparing all the surgical instruments that will be used by the surgeons, laying them properly on their surgical trays or tables. All the surgical instruments used during open heart surgery have to be carefully sterilized. The nurses assisting the cardiac surgeons will pass the necessary surgical tools to the surgeon. Below you can see Picture 2, it shows you how the nurses have laid all the necessary equipment on the tables. The picture does not show every piece of equipment used, but only shows some of the surgical instruments. In addition, it might not show clearly the larger equipment either. To see more surgical instruments and a clearer view of some of this surgical equipment, you can check it out at the Medical Device Store. Over at this website, you can see or buy surgical equipment for other types surgery, besides cardiac surgery -- for example, neurosurgery, laparoscopy, orthopedics and more.
Picture 2: Surgical equipment or surgical instruments used during open heart surgery
During open heart surgery, the patient cannot used his/her heart and lungs. There is one machine, known as the heart-lung machine that will take over the function of the heart and lungs for the patient. The person who operates the heart-lung machine is known as the perfusionist.
I was a perfusionist trainee, working in the operating theatre, and I have seen open heart surgeries being performed. They are such a major operation that requires a strong team of medical professionals and special medical tools. As such it is a very expensive operation, and I would not want to have any open heart surgery at all, neither could I afford to have it. Despite the fact that I did not continue in this line of work, I often have dreams of the medical team...