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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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However, balloon angioplasty has an undesired effect on an estimated onethird of those who receive the therapy.
The AVAIL multicenter clinical study enrolled coronary artery disease patients who had a high risk of restenosis following balloon angioplasty.
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Fuster's quest for a better clot-blocker began with a study designed to explore hirudin's ability to reduce the risk of heart attack after angioplasty, a procedure in which physicians snake a catheter through the coronary arteries and inflate a tiny balloon that compresses the artery-clogging plaque - thus enlarging the narrowed vessels.
Patent Office has allowed its Patent Application on a new laser angioplasty device.
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Balloon angioplasty, an expensive and invasive blood-vessel-opening procedure often performed within the first two days after a heart attack, appears in many cases to provide no clinical benefits over a more conservative strategy of "watchful waiting," according to a large, 24-center study released this week.
Moreover, they can become blocked by fragile, brittle and "friable" atheromous material as they age, and these blockages can release showers of embolic debris during subsequent angioplasty to keep blood flowing through them.
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