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balloon angioplasty

noun

Definition of BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY

:  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
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First Known Use of BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY

1980
Medical Dictionary

balloon angioplasty

noun

Medical Definition of BALLOON ANGIOPLASTY

:  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

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