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

Examples of angioplasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After suffering from chest pains in 2011, Philip successfully underwent coronary angioplasty and stenting. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, "Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at 99," 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, "Former talk show host Larry King is hospitalized in Los Angeles with COVID-19," 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, "Cardio isn’t enough. For a healthy heart, add resistance training.," 31 Aug. 2020 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. 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. 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 Majeed starts digging into the charity activities of the muezzin, Jaffar (Nitin Madan), as well as those of Dr. Khan (Samrat Chakrabarti), a cardiologist who offers to perform an angioplasty on Baba when the old man's heart condition worsens. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'I'll Meet You There': Film Review | SXSW 2020," 20 Mar. 2020 Much worse was the fate of the mother of a deacon at his church, who lost her home in the storm and then was rushed to a hospital for angioplasty and a stent. Teresa M. Walker, Anchorage Daily News, "Cellphone alerts helped Tennessee couple get into basement before tornado destroyed their home," 4 Mar. 2020

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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 18 Apr. 2021.

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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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