From Protecting the Heart to Improving Athletic Performance – the Benefits of Local and Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning

@inproceedings{Sharma2015FromPT,
  title={From Protecting the Heart to Improving Athletic Performance – the Benefits of Local and Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning},
  author={Vikram Sharma and Reuben Marsh and Brian Cunniffe and M. Cardinale and Derek M Yellon and Sean M Davidson},
  booktitle={Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy},
  year={2015}
}
Remote Ischemic Preconditioning (RIPC) is a non-invasive cardioprotective intervention that involves brief cycles of limb ischemia and reperfusion. This is typically delivered by inflating and deflating a blood pressure cuff on one or more limb(s) for several cycles, each inflation-deflation being 3–5 min in duration. RIPC has shown potential for protecting the heart and other organs from injury due to lethal ischemia and reperfusion injury, in a variety of clinical settings. The mechanisms… CONTINUE READING