re·​vas·​cu·​lar·​i·​za·​tion ˌrē-ˌva-skyə-lə-rə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce revascularization (audio)
: 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 At the end of the follow-up period, which lasted a median of 40.6 months, the risk of heart attacks among the patients who received the medication had been cut by 23%, while the risk of needing cardiac revascularization (the procedure to clear clogged arteries) was cut by 19%. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 4 Mar. 2023 The risk of cardiovascular events – including death, stroke, heart attack and coronary revascularization, a procedure or surgery to improve blood flow to the heart – was 13% lower with bempedoic acid than with placebo over a median of 3.4 years. Jen Christensen, CNN, 4 Mar. 2023 The division has created ground-breaking products such as large bore catheters, revascularization devices, and embolic systems, all of which have delivered very real impact in the lives of millions of people. Forbes, 26 Dec. 2022 Reduced inflammation, in turn, allows for the revascularization of cells, enabling the body to heal itself. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, 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, 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, 13 May 2020 These patients were eligible for revascularization and chose to make these comprehensive lifestyle changes instead. Dean Ornish, Scientific American, 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, 21 Dec. 2017 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revascularization was in 1951

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“Revascularization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


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