(Science: cardiology, surgery) The surgical repair of a blood vessel. A balloon angioplasty is a noninvasive procedure where a balloon-tipped catheter is introduced into a diseased blood vessel. As the balloon is inflated, the vessel opens further allowing for improved flow of blood.
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Which of the following are true of coronary bypass or heart valve surgery? a. The risk of having a stroke following angioplasty is approximately 2.5% that of CABG. b. The risk to life of heart valve replacement surgery typically exceeds that of CABG. c. Long term anticoagulant therapy ...
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