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Scissors, Surgical, Heart

Definition : Surgical scissors designed to cut cardiac tissue. These scissors are typically handheld, manual instruments with two metallic (e.g., stainless steel) sharp blades that slide past each other (i.e., shearing action). Typically, the blades are attached to long shanks, usually at an acute (e.g., 30, 45, 60 degrees) angle, finished in handles with the proximal ends conformed as a ring to facilitate holding and operating with the fingers; both parts are joined by a swivel pin close to the blades. Heart surgery scissors are used in emergency procedures on the heart and in other cardiac procedures that include heart repair or heart valve transplants.

Entry Terms : "Scissors, Surgical, Cardiac Tissue" , "Cardiac Tissue Scissors" , "Scissors, Cardiovascular" , "Jacobson Spring Handled Scissors" , "Jacobson Bayonet Scissors"

UMDC code : 22989

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