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What does HLM stand for?

HLM stands for Heart-Lung Machine

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The Tokyo High Court on March 27 upheld the acquittal of 45-year-old Kazuki Sato, who was indicted for negligence resulting in death for operating an artificial heart-lung machine inappropriately during heart surgery on Akika Hirayanagi at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital and causing her to develop a brain disorder and eventually die.
Byline: By STEPHEN WHITE A BOY aged seven who was close to death on a heart-lung machine has been saved by a transplant.
Unlike a normal heart operation, robotic surgery doesn't stop the heart and divert blood to a heart-lung machine.
Despite the promising results, the surgery remains tricky First, the anesthetized patient is put on a heart-lung machine that oxygenates his or her blood and then pumps it back into the body, Next, the surgeon isolates the lung's pulmonary artery and finds the clot.