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angioplasty

Pronunciation: an′jē-ō-plas′tē

Definition: Reconstitution or recanalization of a blood vessel; may involve balloon dilation, mechanical stripping of intima, forceful injection of fibrinolytics, or placement of a stent.

Synonym(s): interventional angiography

[angio- + G. plastos, formed, shaped]

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