balloon catheter
noun Date: 1952 a catheter with an inflatable tip that serves especially to hold the catheter in place or to expand a partly closed or obstructed bodily passage or tube (as a coronary artery) — called also balloon-tipped catheter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • balloon catheter — n. a type of catheter with a tiny, inflatable balloon at the tip, used in various surgical procedures * * * …   Universalium

  • balloon catheter — n. a type of catheter with a tiny, inflatable balloon at the tip, used in various surgical procedures …   English World 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

  • balloon catheter — noun also balloon tipped catheter : 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 especially to measure blood pressure in …   Useful english dictionary

  • balloon catheter — noun Medicine a type of catheter incorporating a small balloon which is introduced into a blood vessel and then inflated in order to clear an obstruction or dilate a narrowed region …   English new terms dictionary

  • Gruentzig balloon catheter — Gruen·tzig balloon catheter (grēnґtsig) [Andreas Roland Gruentzig, German radiologist, 1939–1985] see under catheter …   Medical dictionary

  • Gruentzig balloon catheter — a flexible balloon catheter with a short guidewire fixed to the tip, used for dilation of arterial stenoses; the balloon is made of low compliance plastic to reduce the risk of arterial rupture …   Medical dictionary

  • Balloon septostomy — is the widening of a foramen ovale, patent foramen ovale (PFO), or atrial septal defect (ASD) via cardiac catheterization (heart cath) using a balloon catheter. This procedure allows a greater amount of oxygenated blood to enter the systemic… …   Wikipedia

  • balloon angioplasty — n. angioplasty in which a balloon catheter is moved to a blocked area of a blood vessel where the balloon is inflated to expand or force open the vessel …   English World dictionary

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