the repair or replacement of damaged blood vessels by surgery or by a nonsurgical technique such as balloon angioplasty
Origin of angioplastyangio- + -plasty
Surgical repair of a blood vessel, especially the widening of a narrowed blood vessel by means of balloon angioplasty.
- (surgery) The mechanical widening of a narrowed or totally obstructed blood vessel generally caused by atheroma.
angio- + -plasty.