balloon angioplasty

noun

Definition of balloon angioplasty

: dilation of an obstructed atherosclerotic artery by the passage of a balloon catheter through the vessel to the area of disease where inflation of the catheter's tip compresses the plaque against the vessel wall

First Known Use of balloon angioplasty

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Balloon angioplasty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balloon%20angioplasty. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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balloon angioplasty

noun

Medical Definition of balloon angioplasty

: dilation of an obstructed atherosclerotic artery by the passage of a balloon catheter through the vessel to the area of disease where inflation of the catheter's tip compresses the plaque against the vessel wall

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