Angioplasty (noun)

A medical procedure to widen a narrowed or blocked blood vessel, typically in the heart or legs, using a small balloon on a catheter.


The word 'angioplasty' comes from the greek words 'angeion' meaning 'vessel' and 'plastos' meaning 'formed, molded.'.


  1. Angioplasty was performed to restore blood flow to the heart.
  2. The patient underwent angioplasty to relieve the symptoms of angina.
  3. Angioplasty was performed as a less invasive alternative to bypass surgery.
  4. The success rate of angioplasty is high when performed by experienced professionals.
  5. Angioplasty was used to treat the blocked coronary artery.
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