re·​vas·​cu·​lar·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌrē-ˌva-skyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce revascularization (audio) \

Definition of revascularization

: a surgical procedure for the provision of a new, additional, or augmented blood supply to a body part or organ

Examples of revascularization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reduced inflammation, in turn, allows for the revascularization of cells, enabling the body to heal itself. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "FDA approves new COVID-19 drug treatment from Austin," 19 Oct. 2020 And Black women are 20 times less likely to get a revascularization, or unblocking of the vessels, according to public and proprietary data. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, "COVID widens racial gap in Minnesota's health care system," 14 Sep. 2020 For the purposes of this study, researchers defined cardiovascular disease as the first instance of a heart attack, undergoing a revascularization procedure (such as a coronary artery bypass) or having a fatal or nonfatal stroke. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Gulping down 1 or more sugary drinks a day could put you at risk for cardiovascular disease," 13 May 2020 These patients were eligible for revascularization and chose to make these comprehensive lifestyle changes instead. Dean Ornish, Scientific American, "Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. UPDATED: With Dean Ornish's Response," 15 Nov. 2019 This could range from various medications to revascularization similar to procedures used on arteries that feed the heart muscle, including bypass surgery, or inserting a stent (a brace to expand the diameter of the artery). Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, "You've never thought about this before but here's the importance of ankle blood pressure," 21 Dec. 2017

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Revascularization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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re·​vas·​cu·​lar·​iza·​tion | \ ˈrē-ˌvas-kyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce revascularization (audio) \

Medical Definition of revascularization

: a surgical procedure for the provision of a new, augmented, or restored blood supply to a body part or organ myocardial revascularization

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