TITLE

Remote ischaemic preconditioning: the current best hope for improved myocardial protection in cardiac surgery?

AUTHOR(S)
Rahman, Ishtiaq; Bonser, Robert S.
PUB. DATE
October 2009
SOURCE
Heart;Oct2009, Vol. 95 Issue 19, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the proposed medical significance of ischaemic preconditioning to improve myocardial protection in cardiac surgery. Ischaemic preconditioning has been considered the most innovative approach to ensure the welfare and safety of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Results of clinical analysis show significant signs that ischaemia preconditioning may replicate its benefits when non-lethal ischaemia will be applied to one segment of the heart before the lethal ischaemia.
ACCESSION #
44571214

 

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