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ICD-10-PCS ICD9 = 37.11

A cardiotomy is a surgical procedure where an incision is made in the heart.

It can be used for suction during heart surgery.[1]

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  1. ^ Alex G. Little; Walter H. Merrill (6 November 2009). Complications in Cardiothoracic Surgery: Avoidance and Treatment. John Wiley and Sons. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-1-4051-8103-7. Retrieved 21 June 2011.