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annuloplasty

noun an·nu·lo·plas·ty \ ˈan-yə-(ˌ)lō-ˌpla-stē \

medical Definition of annuloplasty

plural annuloplasties
: surgical treatment of a ringlike anatomical part; specifically : surgical repair of a heart valve that typically involves reducing the diameter of the valve's fibrous ring
  • Severe tricuspid regurgitation should clearly be repaired because it has been widely demonstrated that annuloplasty provides excellent late results with little added morbidity.
  • —Charles F. Schwartz et al., in Schwartz's Manual of Surgery2006

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