Effect of remote ischemic preconditioning in the elderly patients with coronary artery disease with diabetes mellitus undergoing elective drug-eluting stent implantation.

@article{Xu2014EffectOR,
  title={Effect of remote ischemic preconditioning in the elderly patients with coronary artery disease with diabetes mellitus undergoing elective drug-eluting stent implantation.},
  author={Xiaohan Xu and Yujie Zhou and Shengjie Luo and Weijun Zhang and Yingxin Zhao and Miao Yu and Qian Ma and Fei Gao and Hua Shen and Jianwei Zhang},
  journal={Angiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={65 8},
  pages={660-6}
}
There is conflicting evidence regarding the effectiveness of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Therefore, we prospectively enrolled elderly patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) with diabetes mellitus (DM) undergoing elective drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. They were randomized to receive RIPC within 2 hours before PCI (n = 102) or not (controls, n = 98). Baseline clinical characteristics were similar… CONTINUE READING