angioplasty

noun

an·​gio·​plas·​ty ˈan-jē-ə-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce angioplasty (audio)
plural angioplasties
: surgical repair or recanalization of a blood vessel
especially : balloon angioplasty

Examples of angioplasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such procedures include: An angioplasty involves threading a balloon into the affected artery (through a thin tube inserted inside a blood vessel) and inflating it to open the narrowing. Colleen Doherty, Verywell Health, 11 July 2024 Overall, cardiovascular patients who received dental treatment and follow-up maintenance saw no difference in the rate of heart attacks, strokes, bypass surgeries or angioplasty procedures compared to those who were not treated, the team reported in 2023. Lola Butcher, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Mar. 2024 But frequently angioplasty is used mainly to relieve chest pain, or angina. Matthew Herper, STAT, 11 Nov. 2023 Most people who have angioplasty or surgery still continue to need medications. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 8 Sep. 2023 See all Example Sentences for angioplasty 

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Word History

Etymology

angio- + -plasty

First Known Use

circa 1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of angioplasty was circa 1910

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Cite this Entry

“Angioplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/angioplasty. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

angioplasty

noun
an·​gio·​plas·​ty ˈan-jē-ə-ˌplas-tē How to pronounce angioplasty (audio)
plural angioplasties
: surgical repair or recanalization of a blood vessel
especially : balloon angioplasty
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