percutaneous transluminal angioplasty

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

per·cu·ta·ne·ous trans·lu·mi·nal an·gi·o·plas·ty (PTA),

an operation for enlarging a narrowed vascular lumen, by inflating and withdrawing a balloon on the tip of an angiographic catheter through the stenotic region; may include positioning of an intravascular endoluminal stent.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

per·cu·ta·ne·ous trans·lu·mi·nal an·gi·o·plas·ty

(PTA) (pĕr'kyū-tā'nē-ŭs trans-lū'mĕn-ăl an'jē-ō-plas-tē)
An operation for enlarging a narrowed vascular lumen by inflating and withdrawing a balloon on the tip of an angiographic catheter through the stenotic region; may include positioning of an intravascular stent. Used in the treatment of atherosclerotic coronary heart disease and angina pectoris to improve circulation.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Cruz et al., "Efficacy of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty on dysfunctional fistulae because of inflow stenosis," The Journal of Vascular Access, vol.
Cronus HP is indicated for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty in the femoral, popliteal, iliac and renal arteries and for the treatment of obstructive lesions in native or synthetic arteriovenous dialysis fistulae.
The technologies covered in this report include lower extremity stents, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloons, PTA drug-eluting balloons (DEB), carotid stents, and renal stents.
Bard, Inc.'s (NYSE: BCR) Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter (Lutonix DCB) over standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty, as well as safety consistent with standard PTA balloons, the company said Thursday..
An additional USD100m will be paid upon PMA approval of Lutonix's drug-coated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon.
for the palliative treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and in Europe for the treatment of biliary strictures produced by malignant neoplasms and for peripheral vascular use following failed percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).
GlobalData's Medical Devices sector report, "Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Balloons - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, 2016" provides an overview of Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Balloons currently in pipeline stage.
Schneider envisioned a new, endovascular method for repairing arterial dissections following percutaneous transluminal angioplasty to permit highly targeted repair of diseased arteries, while minimizing the metal left behind and inflammation of the artery wall, both of which are significant problems associated with stenting, the current method of dissection repair.
In Japan, there are two arms of the study, 50 patients receiving the MISAGO Stent and 50 patients receiving percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA).

Medical browser ?
Full browser ?