angioplasty

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angioplasty
balloon angioplasty

an·gi·o·plas·ty

 (ăn′jē-ə-plăs′tē)
n. pl. an·gi·o·plas·ties
Surgical repair of a blood vessel, especially the widening of a narrowed blood vessel by means of balloon angioplasty.

angioplasty

(ˈændʒɪəˌplæstɪ)
n
(Surgery) a surgical technique for restoring normal blood flow through an artery narrowed or blocked by atherosclerosis, either by inserting a balloon into the narrowed section and inflating it or by using a laser beam

an•gi•o•plas•ty

(ˈæn dʒi əˌplæs ti)

n., pl. -ties.
the surgical repair of a blood vessel, as by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter to unclog it or by replacing part of the vessel.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.angioplasty - an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
Translations

angioplasty

n (Med) → Angioplastie f

an·gi·o·plas·ty

n. angioplastia, intervención quirúrgica para la reconstrucción de vasos sanguíneos enfermos o traumatizados;
percutaneous coronary ______ coronaria percutánea;
peripheral percutaneous ______ periférica percutánea.

angioplasty

n (pl -ties) angioplastia; percutaneous transluminal coronary — (PTCA) angioplastia coronaria transluminal percutánea (ACTP)
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According to Nicod and Scherrer, the "fun" of doing angioplasties, not to mention cardiologists' typical $20,000+ fees, help explain why so many are performed, and why they cost Americans more than $8 billion last year.
Contrary to current guidelines, Mayo Clinic researchers have found that elective or primary (in patients who have had heart attacks) angioplasties performed at centers without on-site cardiac surgery capabilities pose no increased risk for patient death or emergency bypass surgery.
The research may lead to significant reductions in the number of angioplasties performed later than a day and a half after heart attacks.