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

Rahman, Ishtiaq; Bonser, Robert S.
October 2009
Heart;Oct2009, Vol. 95 Issue 19, p2
Academic Journal
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.


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