angioplasty

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angioplasty

(ăn`jēōplăs'tē), any surgical repair of a blood vessel, especially balloon angioplasty or percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, a treatment of coronary artery diseasecoronary artery disease,
condition that results when the coronary arteries are narrowed or occluded, most commonly by atherosclerotic deposits of fibrous and fatty tissue. Coronary artery disease is the most common underlying cause of cardiovascular disability and death.
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. In balloon angioplasty a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted through the skin into a blood vessel and maneuvered to the clogged portion of the artery. There it is threaded into the blockage and inflated, compressing the plaque against the arterial walls. Frequent postoperative reclogging (restenosis) of the treated area has led to the use of alternative techniques such as laser angioplasty, which employs a laser to burn away or vaporize the plaque, and to the study of various drugs, gene therapies, and mechanical devices such as a stainless steel coil, or stent (most often now coated with a drug that inhibits restenosis), designed to hold the plaque back.

angioplasty

[′an·jē·ə‚plas·tē]
(medicine)
A procedure for alleviating blockage of an artery in which a balloon-tipped catheter is threaded into an artery to a point of obstruction and inflated to push the vessel open.
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Representative of these trials was the Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation trial; at a 5-year endpoint, the need for repeat reinvestigation or revascularization in the group randomized primarily to percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was 54% compared with 8% for the group randomized to CABG (39).
Papadantonaki, Stotts, and Paul (1994) noted percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is a less invasive procedure.
The aim of this study is to compare ECG dynamics by different methods of myocardial revascularization: transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and thrombolytic therapy with transluminal coronary angioplasty (primary and facilitated PTCA) in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients.
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Based on device type, the interventional cardiology devices market has been categorized into five major segments: stents, catheters, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloons, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) guide wires, and other accessories.
The center includes best-in-class design and production systems and advanced equipment and controls for producing customized hypotubes for various uses, including percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty balloon catheters.
For more effective treatment percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, stent placement, and catheter-aspiration embolectomy have been used in selective cases, In conclusion, coronary artery embolism should be considered in the patients with acute myocardial infarction as a rare etiology especially when there is an associated risk factor such as mechanical prosthesis.