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

Examples of angioplasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An angioplasty in France is priced at $7,000, the U.S. $25,000, Even a simple MRI is far more expensive in the U.S. ($1,200) than in France ($300). John Lamattina, Forbes, 10 June 2022 When someone has a heart attack, the cardiologist gets paid to perform angioplasty. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 In February, Tobey did an angioplasty to restore blood flow in her right leg, and had Hall look at her feet. Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2021 In angioplasty, a blockage in one of the heart arteries is opened by a balloon. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 15 Nov. 2021 Someone there had neatly inked it with the date of my angioplasty. Washington Post, 19 July 2021 After suffering from chest pains in 2011, Philip successfully underwent coronary angioplasty and stenting. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 9 Apr. 2021 King has weathered numerous health problems, including a major heart attack in 1987, the removal of a cancerous tumor in 2017, an angioplasty in 2019, and a stroke in March 2019. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, 2 Jan. 2021 Meanwhile, women who performed any amount of resistance training reduced their risk of cardiovascular disease (including heart attack, stroke, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, an angioplasty or death from cardiovascular disease) by 17 percent. Pam Moore, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2020 See More

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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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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