PTCA (Angioplasty)
Procedure with a balloon-tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowing in a coronary artery. PTCA stands for Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty.

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  • PTCA — Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (Angioplastia coronaria transluminal percutánea) …   Diccionario de siglas médicas y otras abreviaturas

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