angioplasty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n angioplasty an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
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Usage

In literature:

They were marketed together with stents, miniature metal mesh supports that keep coronary arteries open after angioplasty.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

TriReme Medical Inc received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance in June 2012 for an expanded matrix of sizes for its Chocolate percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter.
Even a small increase in the plaque that can build up on artery walls in the heart leads to more heart attacks, bypass surgery, angioplasty and deaths, according to a study published Tuesday by Cleveland Clinic researchers.
For almost two decades research has suggested that people with diabetes and multiple clogged arteries live longer and have fewer heart attacks if they undergo bypass surgery instead of angioplasty.
Procedures, like angioplasty, to compress the deposits that clog the arteries.
He performed an angioplasty and placed a stent.
Angioplasty combined with stent ensures better blood flow.
For the first time, surgeons are turning to robots to help perform life-saving coronary angioplasties.
Angioplasty with stent helps ensure blood flow.
(I've put a video with an animation describing angioplasty on my website, AskDoctorK.com.).
Doctors' early experience with angioplasty found that the widening of an artery was often temporary.
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City spokesperson David Bevens says the Mayor 's wife took him to Stormont-Vail where he underwent an angioplasty that afternoon to unclog a blocked artery.
San Francisco Giants manager ROGER CRAIG was resting comfortably yesterday after undergoing an angioplasty Friday to relieve blockage in his coronary arteries, team officials said.
Angioplasties so effective they're worth the wait.
Balloon angioplasty is introduced as a treatment for heart disease.
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