from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The surgical repair of a blood vessel, either by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter to unblock it, or by reconstructing or replacing part of the vessel.
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- n. The mechanical widening of a narrowed or totally obstructed blood vessel generally caused by atheroma.
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- n. an operation to repair a damaged blood vessel or unblock a coronary artery
angio- + -plasty. (Wiktionary)