per·​cu·​ta·​ne·​ous | \ ˌpər-kyü-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce percutaneous (audio) \

Definition of percutaneous

: effected, occurring, or performed through the skin

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Other Words from percutaneous

percutaneously adverb

Examples of percutaneous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors also placed a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy feeding tube, also known as a PEG tube, through her abdomen and into her stomach. Kristen Jordan Shamus, Detroit Free Press, "Doctors said her daughter had no chance of recovery. Then, Lakeisha Cherry got better.," 19 Nov. 2019 In general, stents are a result of a procedure doctors call a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as an angioplasty. Maggie O'neill,, "Senator Bernie Sanders Had 2 Heart Stents Inserted After Experiencing 'Chest Discomfort.' Here’s What That Means," 2 Oct. 2019 The procedure, known as percutaneous coronary intervention, can help to open blood vessels in patients with atherosclerosis. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Robot Helps Perform First Long-Distance Heart Surgery," 6 Sep. 2019 As a cardiac interventional center, emergency medical services providers will continue to transport heart attack patients to the hospital who may require emergency percutaneous coronary intervention, also known as emergency angioplasty., "Business briefs: Hospital receives awards, re-accreditation; Carroll Bancorp second quarter results," 19 Aug. 2019 The lab also uses top-of-the-line vascular closing devices, like Cardinal Health's MYNX Vascular Closure Device and Terumo's ANGIO-SEAL VCD, which improve patient comfort and reduce bed rest time after a percutaneous procedure. Sponsored Content With Emergency Hospital Systems, Houston Chronicle, "New Cath Lab Brings Cutting-edge Cardiac Care to Cleveland, Texas Residents," 12 Aug. 2019 Stents are implanted during angioplasty procedures called percutaneous coronary interventions, or PCIs. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "Which Heart Patients Need Stents? A New Study Stirs Debate," 4 Dec. 2017 For example, Piedmont Newnan is about to start percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which is basically like a cath lab. Jon Waterhouse, ajc, "Using social media in nursing," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of percutaneous

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of percutaneous was in 1862

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“Percutaneous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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per·​cu·​ta·​ne·​ous | \ ˌpər-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce percutaneous (audio) \

Medical Definition of percutaneous

: effected or performed through the skin percutaneous removal of renal calculi— G. M. Preminger et al.

Other Words from percutaneous

percutaneously adverb

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