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angioscopy

noun an·gi·os·co·py \ ˌan-jē-ˈä-skə-pē \

medical Definition of angioscopy

plural angioscopies
: examination of the interior of a blood vessel especially by means of an angioscope
  • angioscopy can help doctors determine what kinds of materials are blocking the artery and what kind of treatment might best provide relief for heart disease patients.
  • —William R. WinekeThe Wisconsin State Journal2 Nov. 1992
  • Recent angioscopy and autopsy studies have shown fissures in atheromata after percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
  • American Family PhysicianMarch 1991

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