Over the years, many have asked me this question – “What exactly is OPEN HEART surgery ?”.
“Hey, that’s easy !”, you say. “It’s an operation which is done after opening the heart, right ?”
But it’s not easy!
Let me try and explain.
I’ve told you earlier about how the heart pumps “pure” blood containing nutrients and oxygen to the entire body. This blood flow is needed for life. If the heart stops, and blood flow stops, life is not possible.
That then is the challenge – to open the heart and operate inside it. For this it is necessary to stop the heart!