Cardioprotection 'outside the box'--the evolving paradigm of remote preconditioning.

  title={Cardioprotection 'outside the box'--the evolving paradigm of remote preconditioning.},
  author={Karin Przyklenk and Chad E. Darling and Eric W. Dickson and Peter Whittaker},
  journal={Basic research in cardiology},
  volume={98 3},
Conventional ischemic preconditioning is the phenomenon whereby brief episodes of myocardial ischemia render the ischemic territory resistant to a subsequent, sustained ischemic insult. A growing body of evidence further indicates that brief ischemia applied in distant organs and tissues can also protect naïve, virgin myocardium from ischemic injury. In… CONTINUE READING