Fuller: Chapter 32: Peripheral Vascular Surgery

Aneurysm
Ballooning of an artery as a result of weakening of the arterial wall. It may be caused by atherosclerosis, infection, or a hereditary defect in the vascular system.

Angioplasty
Dilation of an artery using endovascular techniques (i.e., an arterial catheter); may include insertion of a supportive stent inside the artery to maintain blood flow.

Arteriosclerosis
A disease characterized by thickening, hardening, and loss of elasticity of the arterial wall.