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 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 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. Marilynn Marchione, Anchorage Daily News, "Big study casts doubt on need for many heart procedures," 16 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 The angioplasty went off without complications, but there was one big anomaly: The surgeon was not in the room, or even the building. Wired Staff, Wired, "Where the 5G Data Storm Will Hit First," 17 Dec. 2019 One team focused on angioplasty patients who were suffering from cardiogenic shock, a condition in which the heart suddenly can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. Dennis Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Expensive device used in heart procedures might pose dangers: Study," 28 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 22 Feb. 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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