PTCA definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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Angioplasty performed to open a narrowed coronary artery, in which a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin or shoulder and threaded to the affected part. The balloon is inflated to flatten atherosclerotic plaque against the artery wall and reopen the artery.
Origin: p(ercutaneous) t(ransluminal) c(oronary) a(ngioplasty).
ptca - Medical Definition
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty