balloon-tipped catheter
noun see balloon catheter

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

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