noun (plural angioplasties)
Surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery. See also balloon angioplasty.
- Further cases may be detected by searching for coded coronary artery operations such as bypass surgery or angioplasty.
- Patients with coronary artery disease undergoing angioplasty should continue taking antiplatelet drugs as usual.
- This may require angioplasty or surgery to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels.
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