balloon angioplasty

balloon angioplasty
noun Date: 1980 dilation of an obstructed atherosclerotic artery by the passage of a balloon catheter through the vessel to the area of disease where inflation of the catheter's tip compresses the plaque against the vessel wall

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Balloon angioplasty — Coronary angioplasty is accomplished using a balloon tipped catheter inserted through an artery in the groin or arm to enlarge a narrowing in a coronary artery. Coronary artery disease occurs when cholesterol plaque builds up (atherosclerosis) in …   Medical dictionary

  • balloon angioplasty — Surg. a method of opening a clogged or narrowed blood vessel in which a small balloon is introduced into the vessel by means of a catheter and then inflated at the site of blockage. * * * …   Universalium

  • balloon angioplasty — noun Medicine surgical widening of a blood vessel by means of a balloon catheter …   English new terms dictionary

  • balloon angioplasty — noun : dilatation of an artery stenosed by atherosclerotic plaque by the passage of a balloon catheter through the vessel to the area of disease where inflation of the catheter compresses the plaque against the vessel wall …   Useful english dictionary

  • Angioplasty — Intervention Balloon angioplasty. ICD 9 CM …   Wikipedia

  • balloon catheter — n a catheter that has two lumens and an inflatable tip which can be expanded by the passage of gas, water, or a radiopaque medium through one of the lumens and that is used esp. to measure blood pressure in a blood vessel or to expand a partly… …   Medical dictionary

  • Angioplasty — Procedure with a balloon tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowing in a coronary artery. Also called Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA). * * * Reconstitution or recanalization of a blood vessel; may involve balloon dilation,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Balloon catheter — A balloon catheter is a type of soft catheter with an inflatable balloon at its tip which is used during a catheterization procedure to enlarge a narrow opening or passage within the body. The deflated balloon catheter is positioned, then… …   Wikipedia

  • angioplasty — n. repair or reconstruction of a narrowed or completely obstructed blood vessel. Traditionally, this was performed during open surgery, but in modern practice angioplasty commonly refers to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA; balloon… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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