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Improved cardioprotection using a novel stepwise ischemic preconditioning protocol in rabbit heart.
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PMID:  24525060     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: The current commonly used cardiac ischemic preconditioning (IPC) protocol, involving three 5-min cycles of ischemia-reperfusion (I/R), may not be clinically beneficial because of its acutely deleterious effects on hemodynamics. This study attempted to assess the effects of a novel stepwise IPC scheme on cardiac function, infarct size, and arrhythmogenesis in a rabbit model of prolonged I/R.
METHODS: Anesthetized open-chest rabbits were subjected to 60-min occlusion of a proximal branch of the left coronary artery followed by 180-min reperfusion. Animals were divided into five groups (n = 6 each): (1) control group (no IPC); (2) 2-min IPC group (three cycles of 2-min IPC); (3) 5-min IPC group (three cycles of 5-min IPC); (4) 10-min IPC group (three cycles of 10-min IPC); and (5) stepwise IPC group (2-, 5-, and 10-min I/R).
RESULTS: Compared with control group, 2-, 5-, and 10-min IPC decreased arrhythmia score by 16%, 67%, and 33%, respectively. Remarkably, stepwise IPC resulted in a 78% reduction of arrhythmias. Stepwise IPC also produced the least ventricular infarct size when compared with 2-, 5-, and 10-min IPC groups (16.4% versus 39.3%, 28.1%, and 38.5%, P < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that stepwise IPC has better cardioprotective effects against prolonged I/R injury and may serve as an acceptable approach to clinical revascularization procedures on the heart, including catheter-based and surgical approaches.
Kentaro Yamakawa; Wei Zhou; Yoshihiro Ko; Peyman Benharash; Mariko Takemoto; Aman Mahajan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of surgical research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1095-8673     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Surg. Res.     Publication Date:  2014 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376340     Medline TA:  J Surg Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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