Definition of angioplasty in English:



  • [mass noun] Surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery:

    ‘one of the commonest operations performed in the US is angioplasty’
    [count noun] ‘an emergency angioplasty’
    • ‘Patients with coronary artery disease undergoing angioplasty should continue taking antiplatelet drugs as usual.’
    • ‘Further cases may be detected by searching for coded coronary artery operations such as bypass surgery or angioplasty.’
    • ‘This may require angioplasty or surgery to open narrowed or blocked blood vessels.’
    • ‘Other approaches meant to improve blood flow are angioplasty and bypass surgery.’
    • ‘A minimally invasive alternative to carotid endarterectomy is angioplasty and stenting of a carotid stenosis.’