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balloon catheter

noun

Definition of balloon catheter

  1. :  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



1952

First Known Use of balloon catheter

1952


Medical Dictionary

balloon catheter

noun

Medical Definition of balloon catheter

  1. :  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 a blood vessel or to expand a partly closed or obstructed bodily passage or tube (as a coronary artery)—called also balloon-tipped catheter; see percutaneous transluminal angioplasty; compare swan-ganz catheter




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