balloon angioplasty


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balloon angioplasty

n.
A procedure in which a catheter with a tiny balloon at the tip is inserted into an artery that has been narrowed by the accumulation of fatty deposits, and the balloon is inflated to widen the arterial opening.

balloon angioplasty

Surgery to expand narrowed arteries by inserting a catheter.
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However, balloon angioplasty and the introduction of endovascular stents provide more optimal options.
s Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty III (TOBA III) clinical trial has commenced enrollment, with the first patient treated by Prof.
A long-term follow-up study reports on the safety and success of drug-eluting balloon angioplasty in treating patients with carotid in-stent restenosis that has proven refractory to treatment with balloon angioplasty and/or redo stenting.
Indications for transluminal balloon angioplasty of lower extremity included crural artery stenosis as well as multiple short and expended occlusions in the crural arteries.
There is considerable controversy among cardiologists and surgeons" as to whether this condition should be treated surgically or less invasively with balloon angioplasty Initial results with angioplasty in the 1980s were poor, but later experience has been more "encouraging," they said (Am.
Previous studies had showed that up to a third of patients who had the simple balloon angioplasty needed repeat treatment.
Food and Drug Administration for ANGIOMAX for use as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing coronary balloon angioplasty.
To date, no data have shown stenting of vessels less than 3 mm in diameter is superior to balloon angioplasty, and the approach has been controversial, noted Dr.
According to Intact Vascular, Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II (TOBA II) trial has begun with the first patients being treated at Yuma Regional Medical Center (Yuma, Arizona).
Balloon angioplasty is the most common type of peripheral interventional procedure used to restore blood flow in the lower extremities.
Lasorda was admitted to Centinela on Friday with chest pain and underwent a second balloon angioplasty to reopen an artery first unblocked on June 26.