Cardiac Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Prior to Elective Major Vascular Surgery (CRIPES): Study Design and Rationale

Abstract

Over 300,000 surgical revascularization procedures are performed in the United States (US) annually as part of the treatment of expanding abdominal aortic aneurysms, critical limb ischemia, and severe carotid artery disease [1]. Vascular surgery is considered a highrisk operation with an anticipated perioperative risk of either death or non-fatal myocardial infarction of 10-15% [2]. The occurrence of a cardiovascular complication after surgery, related to a non-fatal Perioperative Myocardial Infarction (PMI), is associated with an increased risk of long-term mortality [3].

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@inproceedings{Garcia2013CardiacRI, title={Cardiac Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Prior to Elective Major Vascular Surgery (CRIPES): Study Design and Rationale}, author={Santiago Garcia and Thomas S. Rector and Marina Y Zakharova and Amy Magras and Yader Sandoval and Stacy McNabb and Robert W Colbert and Steven Michael Santilli and Edward O. McFalls}, year={2013} }