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n. pl. end·ar·te·rec·to·mies
Surgical excision of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerotic buildup.

[New Latin endartērium, inner lining of an artery (endo- + Latin artēria, artery; see artery) + -ectomy.]


n, pl -tomies
(Surgery) a surgical operation to removes blockages in an artery


(ɛnˌdɑr təˈrɛk tə mi)

n., pl. -mies.
the surgical stripping of a fat-encrusted, thickened arterial lining so as to open or widen the artery for improved blood circulation.
[1955–60; endarter(ium) an artery lining (see end-, artery) + -ectomy]


Surgery to clear a blocked artery to restore proper blood flow.
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Noun1.endarterectomy - surgical removal of the inner lining of an artery that is clogged with atherosclerosis
ablation, cutting out, extirpation, excision - surgical removal of a body part or tissue


n. endarterectomía, extirpación de la túnica interna (íntima) engrosada de una arteria.


n (pl -mies) endarterectomía; carotid — endarterectomía carotídea
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Long-term survival from 801 adjunctive coronary endarterectomies in diffuse coronary artery disease.
Carotid artery stump pressure (CASP) in 1135 consecutive endarterectomies under general anaesthesia: An old method that survived the test of times.
It is estimated as many as 200 strokes could be prevented for every 1,000 carotid endarterectomies carried out.
Patients aged 69 and younger, for instance, responded better to carotid stenting, while patients older than 70 seemed to have better results with carotid endarterectomies.
Mamdouh Bakhos, who performed endarterectomies in the trial.
Method: A retrospective revision of 47 endarterectomies performed on 43 patients by a single surgeon at the VA Caribbean Health Care System and Pavia Hospital, during an eight year period (1990-1998), was conducted.
The finding was supported by the results from another analysis, also reported in 2005, with data that came from more than 3,000 carotid endarterectomies done at several hospitals in Western Canada.
The population-based study compared rates of carotid imaging, new diagnoses of at least 50% blockage in the carotid artery, and carotid endarterectomies among 680,772 patients in routine practice at 87 primary care practices in Oxfordshire, England, with a nested population of 91,105 taking part in a vascular study at nine practices (BMJ 2006;333:525-7).
Patients undergoing stenting had no major strokes on the side of the brain supplied by the repaired artery, whereas people getting endarterectomies had five major strokes in the side of the brain supplied by the repaired artery.