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balloon angioplasty Syllabification: bal·loon an·gi·o·plas·ty
Pronunciation: /bəˈlo͞on ˈanjēəˌplastē/

Definition of balloon angioplasty in English:


Surgical widening of a blocked or narrowed blood vessel, especially a coronary artery, by means of a balloon catheter.
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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