Definition of restenosis in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • The recurrence of abnormal narrowing of an artery or valve after corrective surgery.

    • ‘The majority of patients experienced further cardiac events because of restenosis and atherosclerotic coronary artery and SVG disease progression.’
    • ‘However, in similar coronary artery studies, antiplatelet treatment has no effect on restenosis compared with placebo.’
    • ‘They speculate that the radiation will work in much the same way it does when used to prevent restenosis from occurring in arteries in the heart.’
    • ‘Carotid angioplasty aids the management of fibromuscular dysplasia, radiation injury, and symptomatic restenosis after carotid endarterectomy.’
    • ‘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.’


1950s: from re- ‘again’ + stenosis.