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ICD-9-CM36.10, 36.2, 36.33, 36.34

In medical and surgical therapy, revascularization is the restoration of perfusion to a body part or organ that has had ischemia. It is typically accomplished by surgical means.[1] Vascular bypass and angioplasty are the two primary means of revascularization.

The term derives from the prefix re-, in this case meaning "restoration" and vasculature, which refers to the circulatory structures of an organ.

It is often combined with "urgent" to form urgent vascularization.

Revascularization involves a thorough analysis and diagnosis and treatment of the existing diseased vasculature of the affected organ, and can be aided by the use of different imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging, PET scan, CT scan, and X-ray fluoroscopy.[citation needed]

  1. ^ "Revascularization". Medical Dictionary. The Free Dictionary. Retrieved 24 March 2013.

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