Definition of reperfusion in English:


Pronunciation /rēːpərˈfyo͞oːZHən/ /riːpərˈfjuːʒən/ /rēpərˈfyo͞oZHən/ /ripərˈfjuʒən/


  • The action of restoring the flow of blood to an organ or tissue, typically after a heart attack or stroke.

    ‘The pulmonary artery pressure during the initial 10 minutes of reperfusion is of prime importance.’
    • ‘In essence, prompt reperfusion is sacrificed for effective reperfusion.’
    • ‘The importance of time to reperfusion in reducing mortality cannot be overestimated.’
    • ‘Reperfusion was by angioplasty or stenting or by thrombolytic use.’
    • ‘Reperfusion of the artery affected by infarction occasionally fails with thrombolytic treatment.’