annuloplasty

noun
an·​nu·​lo·​plas·​ty | \ ˈan-yə-(ˌ)lō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce annuloplasty (audio) \
plural annuloplasties

Medical Definition of annuloplasty

: 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 Surgery, 2006

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“Annuloplasty.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/annuloplasty. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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