Meaning of angioplasty
Pronunciation: (an'jē-u-plas"tē), [key]
— pl. -ties.
- the repair of a blood vessel, as by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter to unclog it or by replacing part of the vessel with either a piece of the patient's own tissue or a prosthetic device: coronary angioplasty to widen an artery blocked by plaque.
- angioplasty (Thesaurus)