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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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A controversial new study published in the April 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine found that drugs such as aspirin, statins, and nitrates are as effective as angioplasty in treating patients with heart disease.
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A comparison of coronary angioplasty with fibrinolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction.
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Research on 1,000 patients with coronary artery disease showed that 2% died after the by-pass graft, compared to 5% given a stent-assisted angioplasty, the process where a balloon and metal mesh are inserted inside a narrowed artery to widen it.