angioplasty

noun
an·​gio·​plas·​ty | \ ˈan-jē-ə-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce angioplasty (audio) \
plural angioplasties

Definition of angioplasty

: surgical repair or recanalization of a blood vessel especially : balloon angioplasty

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Recent Examples on the Web Twelve years ago, a big study found that angioplasty was no better than medicines for preventing heart attacks and deaths in non-emergency heart patients, but many doctors balked at the results and quarreled with the methods. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 Twelve years ago, a big study found that angioplasty was no better than medicines for preventing heart attacks and deaths in non-emergency heart patients, but many doctors balked at the results and quarreled with the methods. Washington Post, "Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures," 16 Nov. 2019 Twelve years ago, a big study found that angioplasty was no better than medicines for preventing heart attacks and deaths in non-emergency heart patients, but many doctors balked at the results and quarreled with the methods. Marilynn Marchione, Anchorage Daily News, "Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures," 16 Nov. 2019 Available data and methods used to project the number of deaths that will occur within the applicants’ proposed service area if OHS denies the application for emergency angioplasty. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Manchester hospital appeals state’s denial of cardiac care expansion," 1 July 2019 That’s either a bypass — open-heart surgery to detour around blockages — or angioplasty, in which doctors push a tube through an artery to the clog, inflate a tiny balloon and place a stent, or mesh scaffold, to prop the artery open. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 Blockages were treated right away, with angioplasty in three-fourths of cases and a bypass in the rest. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 That’s either a bypass — open-heart surgery to detour around blockages — or angioplasty, in which doctors push a tube through an artery to the clog, inflate a tiny balloon and place a stent, or mesh scaffold, to prop the artery open. BostonGlobe.com, "The results challenge medical dogma and call into question some of the most common practices in heart care. They are the strongest evidence yet that tens of thousands of costly stent procedures and bypass operations each year are unnecessary or premature for people with stable disease.," 17 Nov. 2019 That’s either a bypass — open-heart surgery to detour around blockages — or angioplasty, in which doctors push a tube through an artery to the clog, inflate a tiny balloon and place a stent, or mesh scaffold, to prop the artery open. Washington Post, "Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures," 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of angioplasty

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for angioplasty

angio- + -plasty

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“Angioplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angioplasty. Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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angioplasty

noun
an·​gio·​plas·​ty | \ ˈan-jē-ə-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce angioplasty (audio) \
plural angioplasties

Medical Definition of angioplasty

: surgical repair or recanalization of a blood vessel especially : balloon angioplasty

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