Mechanisms of ischemic preconditioning.

  title={Mechanisms of ischemic preconditioning.},
  author={Tadao Ishida and Koji Yarimizu and Dean C Gute and Ronald J. Korthuis},
  volume={8 2},
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) refers to a phenomenon in which a tissue is rendered resistant to the deleterious effects of prolonged ischemia by previous exposure to brief periods of vascular occlusion. While the beneficial effects of IPC were first demonstrated in the myocardium, it is now clear that preconditioning protects postischemic skeletal muscle… CONTINUE READING