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  Restenosis



Restenosis

   The closing or narrowing of an artery that was previously opened by a cardiac procedure such as angioplasty.

RELATED TERMS
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Artery
A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body.

Cardiac
Pertaining to the heart.

Angioplasty
A non-surgical procedure for treating diseased arteries.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Restasis
Restasis is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): cyclosporine.

Resting tremor
A tremor of a limb that increases when the limb is at rest.

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS)
Wittmaack-Ekbom or restless legs syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that affects sensation and movement in the legs and causes the limbs to feel uncomfortable. Relief can be temporarily gained by moving the legs which cause sufferers to seem fidgety and restless.

Restless legs
A disorder characterized by aching or burning sensations in the lower and rarely the upper extremities that occur prior to sleep or may awaken the patient from sleep. Complying with an irresistible urge to move the affected limbs brings temporary relief. Sleep may become disrupted, resulting in excessive daytime hypersomnolence. This condition may be associated with uremia; diabetes; and rheumatoid arthritis. Restless Legs Syndrome differs from nocturnal myoclonus syndrome in that in the lattercondition the individual does not report adverse sensory stimuli and it is primarly a sleep-associated movement disorder.

Reston Hospital Center
The Reston Hospital Center is a hospital in Virginia, United States.

Restoration
Replacement of portion of a damaged tooth.

Restoril
Restoril is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): temazepam.



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Rejection
The process by which the body tries to get rid of a transplanted organ or tissue by producing antibodies. Immunosuppressive drugs help to prevent rejection.

Renal Artery Disease
Most commonly caused by atherosclerosis of the renal arteries (see above). It occurs in people with generalized vascular disease.

Renal Artery Stenosis
Narrowing or blockage of an artery to the kidney which may lead to high blood pressure or kidney damage.

Renal Artery Ultrasound
A non-invasive imaging procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to view the arteries supplying the kidneys to determine the presence of narrowing.

Renin
An enzyme produced by the kidney. Renin is released into the bloodstream by the kidneys in order to regulate blood pressure

Restenosis

Rheumatic Heart Disease
Rheumatic Fever can lead to a condition known as rheumatic heart disease. This is usually a thickening and stenosis of one or more of the heart valves and often requires surgery, to repair or replace the involved valve (s).

Rheumatic Valve Disease
Rheumatic Valve Disease is a consequence of rheumatic fever. Rheumatic valve disease is a thickening and stenosis of one or more of the heart valves and often requires surgery to repair or replace the affected valve(s).

Retransplantation
Due to organ rejection or transplant failure, some patients return to the waiting list. Reducing the number of retransplants is a critical concern when examining ways to maximize a limited supply of organs.

Right Ventricular Biopsy
The removal of a small piece of heart tissue from your right ventricle. This tissue sample is studied under a microscope to help your doctor assess your heart muscle.

Risk Factor (for heart disease)
Traits people have that are linked to the development and progression of coronary artery disease.|Modifiable risk factors -- related to lifestyle and may be changed or controlled|Non-modifiable risk factors--- related to aging and genetics; cannot be changed

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