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Definition of Angioplasty

Angioplasty: Procedure with a balloon-tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowing in a coronary artery. Also called Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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