balloon angioplasty

(buh-LOON 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). A small balloon is filled with air inside the blood vessel to push the plaque against the blood vessel wall and increase the opening.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "balloon angioplasty"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "angioplastia con globo"

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). Se llena un globo pequeño con aire en el interior del vaso sanguíneo para empujar la placa contra la pared del vaso sanguíneo y aumentar la abertura.