NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,032 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- balloon angioplasty
- listen (buh-LOON AN-jee-oh-PLAS-tee)
- A procedure to enlarge the opening in a blood vessel that has become narrowed or blocked by plaque (a buildup of fat and cholesterol on the inner wall of the blood vessel). A small balloon is filled with air inside the blood vessel to push the plaque against the blood vessel wall and increase the opening.