Balloon Angioplasty Definition

Angioplasty in which a balloon catheter is moved to a blocked area of a blood vessel where the balloon is inflated to expand or force open the vessel.
Webster's New World
A procedure in which a catheter with a tiny balloon at the tip is inserted into an artery that has been narrowed by the accumulation of fatty deposits, and the balloon is inflated to widen the arterial opening.
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