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coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

grafting a portion of a blood vessel to bypass an occluded coronary artery; CABG is pronounced "cabbage"

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anastomosis

opening; joining two blood vessels to allow flow from one to another

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endarterectomy

surgical removal of the lining of an artery to clear a blockage or clot

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valve replacement

surgical replacement of a diseased heart valve with an artificial one

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valvuloplasty

surgical repair of a defective heart valve

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percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)

interventional procedures used to treat CAD performed at the time of cardiac catheterization in a cath lab

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angioscopy; vascular endoscopy

use of an angioscope guided through a blood vessel to visually assess a lesion

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atherectomy

excision of atheromatous plaque from within an artery

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percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)

method of treating the narrowing of a coronary artery by inserting a specialized catheter with a balloon and placing a stent

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intravascular stent placement

implantation of a stent to reinforce the wall of a blood vessel

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