Clinical Outcomes of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Prior to Cardiac Surgery: A Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

@inproceedings{Pierce2017ClinicalOO,
  title={Clinical Outcomes of Remote Ischemic Preconditioning Prior to Cardiac Surgery: A Meta‐Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials},
  author={Brian G. Pierce and Indra Bole and Vaiibhav Patel and David L Brown},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple randomized controlled trials of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) prior to cardiac surgery have failed to demonstrate clinical benefit. The aim of this updated meta-analysis was to evaluate the effect of RIPC on outcomes following cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS Searches of PubMed, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Web of Science databases were performed for 1970 to December 13, 2015. Randomized controlled trials comparing RIPC with a sham procedure prior to cardiac surgery… CONTINUE READING

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