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.
American Heritage Medicine
Balloon Angioplasty Sentence Examples
Bandolier 92 reported a meta-analysis of trials looking at a comparison of stents versus balloon angioplasty indicating stents to be better.
The most common procedures used are balloon angioplasty or stenting.
Recurrence is higher with balloon angioplasty than with repair surgery.