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Allison's Graduation Project

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S: Heart Surgery

BC: Everyone needs a healthy heart. It is a throacic surgeons job to restore blood flow to the heart.

FC: Mentor: Dr. Charles Edwards Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon | Senior Project 2010 Allison Grace Rowden

1: My personal experience in the shoes of a cardio-thoracic surgeon

2: My first open heart surgery, everything is prepped and draped with sterile sheets. The chest is ready to be opened with a sternal saw. This is a image that the doctor looks at before surgery. It shows what areas of the heart needs to be bypassed.

4: The very top image is the heart and lung machine which perfusionist use to keep the heart alive. The image on the screen is the inside of a leg. In order to perform this surgery a vein must be harvested from the leg and attached to the heat.

5: Opening the Chest

6: Dr. Edwards observing the heart monitor

8: The first incision has just been made and the doctor has begun to burn away tissue in order to reach the heart.

9: The inside of a chest where the heart is located.

10: My Mentor Dr. Charles Edwards | The Sternum

11: The doctors setting up for another surgery. | My first open heart surgery

12: Dr. Edwards explaining where the saphenous veins are attached to bypass the blockage.

13: The actual human heart after the bypass is completed

14: My mentor Dr. Charles Edwards

15: My mentor signing my final form for the Graduation Project

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