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Originally posted by whateverponcho
im pretty sure that ain't real
although im sure they can do things like that nowadays behind closed doors
The operations are credited to Doctor Sergei S. Bryukhonenko.
Bryukhonenko's research was vital to the development of open-heart procedures in Russia. He was one of the leaders of the Research Institute of Experimental Surgery, where Professor A.A. Vishnevsky performed the first Soviet open-heart operation in 1957