Definition of angioplasty in English:


Line breaks: angio|plasty
Pronunciation: /ˈandʒɪə(ʊ)ˌplasti

noun (plural angioplasties)

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery: one of the commonest operations performed in the US is angioplasty [count noun]: an emergency angioplasty
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    • 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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