Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

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Medical Definition of Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty: The use of a balloon-tipped catheter to enlarge a narrowed coronary artery. Abbreviated PTCA.


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Reviewed on 5/13/2016

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