Definition of restenosis in English:


Line breaks: re|sten|osis
Pronunciation: /ˌriːstɛˈnəʊsɪs


[mass noun] Medicine
  • The recurrence of abnormal narrowing of an artery or valve after corrective surgery.
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    • For over a quarter of a century percutaneous coronary interventions have been used to treat patients with coronary artery disease, yet restenosis continues to be a problem.
    • Carotid angioplasty aids the management of fibromuscular dysplasia, radiation injury, and symptomatic restenosis after carotid endarterectomy.
    • The majority of patients experienced further cardiac events because of restenosis and atherosclerotic coronary artery and SVG disease progression.


1950s: from re- 'again' + stenosis.

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