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Conditioning of the heart: From pharmacological interventions to local and remote protection Possible implications for clinical practice.
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PMID:  20817282     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ischemic preconditioning is a natural protective mechanism by which brief episodes of ischemia protect the heart or other organs from the deleterious effects of ischemia-reperfusion injury. Ischemic preconditioning was demonstrated in animals more than 20years ago, and subsequent studies in humans showed a dramatic protective effect on the heart. This method did not translate into clinical practice partially due to difficulty in application of conditioning. At the same time, multiple drugs were assessed, but none proved to be beneficial in large scale studies for myocardial protection. Although multicenter studies are still lacking, it was recently demonstrated in reasonable sized studies that in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions or suffering from myocardial infarction, remote ischemic conditioning has beneficial protective effect. With more studies we may see translation into clinical practice in the near future.
Shahar Lavi; Ronit Lavi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  146     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  311-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, London Health Sciences Centre, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
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