PTCA


PTCA
PTCA (pē'tē-sē-āʹ) 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.
  [p(ercutaneous) t(ransluminal) c(oronary) a(ngioplasty).]

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