Definition of balloon angioplasty in English:

balloon angioplasty


mass nounMedicine
  • Surgical widening of a blocked or narrowed blood vessel, especially a coronary artery, by means of a balloon catheter.

    • ‘Cardiovascular surgeons may use ‘cool’ lasers as an alternative to heart bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty.’
    • ‘They pry open clogged blood vessels with balloon angioplasty and stents, the wire tubes to keep them open.’
    • ‘We now can take these children to the cardiac catheterization laboratory and perform balloon angioplasty of the narrowed valve.’
    • ‘All lesions were predilated with balloon angioplasty before stent implant.’
    • ‘Coronary artery restenosis after balloon angioplasty or stent implantation remains a major limitation to the long-term success of these procedures.’