angioplasty

(AN-jee-oh-PLAS-tee)

A procedure to enlarge the opening in a blood vessel that has become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a buildup of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of the blood vessel). Examples of angioplasty are balloon angioplasty and laser angioplasty.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "angioplasty"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "angioplastia"

Procedimiento para agrandar la abertura de un vaso sanguíneo que se ha vuelto estrecho u obstruido por una placa (acumulación de grasa y colesterol en la pared interna de un vaso sanguíneo). La angioplastia con globo y la angioplastia láser son ejemplos de angioplastia.