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

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1979, in the meaning defined above

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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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