Definition of angioplasty in US English:


nounPlural angioplasties

  • Surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery.

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