Definition of balloon angioplasty in English:

balloon angioplasty

Line breaks: bal|loon angio|plasty

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Surgical widening of a blocked or narrowed blood vessel, especially a coronary artery, by means of a balloon catheter.
More example sentences
  • All lesions were predilated with balloon angioplasty before stent implant.
  • They pry open clogged blood vessels with balloon angioplasty and stents, the wire tubes to keep them open.
  • Coronary artery restenosis after balloon angioplasty or stent implantation remains a major limitation to the long-term success of these procedures.

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