Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
The use of a balloon-tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowed

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percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty n percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of a coronary artery called also PTCA

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(PTCA) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty to enlarge the lumen of a sclerotic coronary artery, an alternative to bypass cardiac surgery for selected patients with ischemic heart disease.

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