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Definition of "restenosis" [restenosis]

  • The recurrence of stenosis, especially that of an artery. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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  • "And studies have shown that when you put a stent in and the scar tissue grows back in the stent and then you have to have another procedure, if you put a source of radiation, like radiation therapy, right adjacent to that blood vessel, this is at the end of a tube, that you can significantly reduce that rate of what we call restenosis, from perhaps 40 to 50 percent inside that stent down to 10 to 15 percent."
  • ""These results led to a low long-term restenosis rate, similar to that achieved with the current generation of nonbioabsorbable drug-eluting stents," they said in an accompanying editorial."
  • ""However, the early functioning of graft and patient are excellent and we feel that substantial complications or long-term restenosis is unlikely," they said."