Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
* * *percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty n percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of a coronary artery called also PTCA
* * *(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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