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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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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.
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.
In the news release, New Study Shows African-American Seniors Receive Fewer Life-Saving Surgeries than Whites, issued earlier today by the Harvard School of Public Health; Dartmouth Medical School and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organizations that the third paragraph, last sentence, should read "By 2001, not only had the gap failed to substantially decrease in eight of the procedures, it had instead increased sharply in five: back surgeries, valve replacements, hip replacements, knee replacements, and appendectomies" rather than "back surgeries, carotid endarterectomies, hip replacements, knee replacements, and appendectomies" as originally issued inadvertently.
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.
The surgeons recruited to participate could have a volume of 15-100 endarterectomies per year.
We found that surgeons performing carotid endarterectomies who got their licenses 20 or more years ago had the highest mortality rate among their patients-about one out of a hundred," says Liam O'Neill, assistant professor of policy analysis and management.