Postconditioning in acute myocardial infarction patients.

@article{Ivans2011PostconditioningIA,
  title={Postconditioning in acute myocardial infarction patients.},
  author={Fabrice Ivan{\'e}s and Gilles Rioufol and Christophe A. Piot and Michel Ovize},
  journal={Antioxidants & redox signaling},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={811-20}
}
Reperfusion therapy is the indispensable treatment of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and must be applied as soon as possible to attenuate the ischemic insult. Evidence indicates that reperfusion is responsible for additional myocardial damage likely involving opening of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore. Ischemic postconditioning is a new way to dramatically reduce the lethal reperfusion injury. Several clinical studies using angioplasty postconditioning now support its… CONTINUE READING