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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After 30 years of balloon angioplasty, this is the first time that a balloon can do more than standard inflation and deflation and the response from the medical community has been remarkable.
Previous studies had showed that up to a third of patients who had the simple balloon angioplasty needed repeat treatment.
Specifically: * Patients treated with PCI or balloon angioplasty experienced a 21 minute longer wait time than patients treated during normal weekday office hours.
Food and Drug Administration for ANGIOMAX for use as an anticoagulant in combination with aspirin in patients with unstable angina undergoing coronary balloon angioplasty.
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.
Reid said Friday that 25 to 30 percent of patients who have the balloon angioplasty procedure experience the problem.
This allows our clinical group to provide balloon angioplasty and stent placement without the potential long-term problems associated with the current drug-eluting stents.
is a leading provider of highly specialized coronary stent and balloon angioplasty products, including nine proprietary stent systems and three balloon angioplasty systems.
The scientists hope their strategy will one day benefit patients undergoing balloon angioplasty.
The angioplasty/atherectomy category includes traditional balloon angioplasty as well as the newer devices such FoxHollow Technologies' SilverHawk, Spectranetics' CliRpath excimer laser and the PolarCath cryoplasty system (Boston Scientific)," she explained.
Japan Lifeline") for the marketing and distribution in Japan of AVE's balloon angioplasty catheters and coronary stent systems.