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angioplasty

 [an´je-o-plas″te]
an angiographic procedure for elimination of areas of narrowing in blood vessels.
balloon angioplasty angioplasty in which a balloon catheter is inflated inside an artery, stretching the intima and leaving a ragged interior surface after deflation, which triggers a healing response and breaking up of plaque.
percutaneous transluminal angioplasty a type of balloon angioplasty in which the catheter is inserted through the skin and through the lumen of the vessel to the site of the narrowing.
percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty to enlarge the lumen of a sclerotic coronary artery (see accompanying illustration). This provides an alternative to cardiac bypass surgery for selected patients with ischemic heart disease. See also heart.
 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). A, Balloon-tipped catheter positioned in blocked artery. B, Balloon is centered. C, Balloon expands to (D) compress blockage. E, Artery diameter opened. From Polaski and Tatro, 1996.

PTCA

PTCA

(pē′tē-sē-ā′)
n.
Angioplasty performed to open a narrowed coronary artery, in which a balloon-tipped catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin or shoulder and threaded to the affected part. The balloon is inflated to flatten atherosclerotic plaque against the artery wall and reopen the artery.

PTCA

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty. A term which is now being retired in favour of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), given that the latter term includes use of balloons, stents, and atherectomy.

PTCA

 Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, see there.

PTCA

Abbreviation for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

PTCA

Abbreviation for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.
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(3) Nonstandard abbreviations: TC, total cholesterol; LDL-C, HDL-C, LDL-, HDL-cholesterol; TG, triglyceride; AML acute myocardial infarction; CAG, coronary angiography; PTCA, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; LPL, lipoprotein lipase; and ape, apolipoprotein.
Does PTCA in acute myocardial infarction affect mortality and reinfarction rates?
Recommendations for clinical practice Patients with clinically significant, multivessel CAD who require revascularization and are candidates for either PTCA or CABG can be told that these two approaches yield similar results over a 5-year period with respect to the risk of dying or sustaining an MI.
The institutional PTCA research protocol was to be submitted for approval either by Dr.
This 505(b)(2) NDA for RTU bivalirudin product is now under the US FDA's review for its approval for the treatment of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitor as well as undergoing PCI with, or at risk of, heparin-induced thrombocytopenia and thrombosis syndrome, or (3) with unstable angina undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA).
How about thrombectomy by the aspiration catheter in patients who undergo only plain PTCA? A literature search did not reveal any results from randomized trials or even anecdotal case reports.
PTCA (Pyrrole 2,3,5-tricarboxylic acid) and PDCA (Pyrrole 2,3-dicarboxylic acid) were supplied by Professor Shosuke Ito, Fujita Health University School of Health Sciences, Toyoake, Japan.
Our medical products division develops, produces and sells devices that are necessary for PTCA (Percutaneouos transluminal coronary angioplasty) using catheters and guidewires.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and insertion of stents in patients with narrowed coronary arteries, due to coronary heart disease, is a common procedure and one of the fastest growing specialties in cardiology (Higgins et al., 2000).
Patients were enrolled into the study if they had normal resting wall motion, sinus rhythm, and had no history of coronary artery disease, unstable angina, or PTCA. Patients (average age 61 years, 42% men) were followed for an average of 44 months for primary cardiovascular endpoints (fatal or nonfatal myocardial infarction [MI], unstable angina, PTCA, or cardiac death).
Medicare is proposing to expand national coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services to three additional groups of beneficiaries: those who have had heart valve repair or replacement, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and heart or combined heart-lung transplant.