Remote ischaemic preconditioning reduces myocardial injury in patients undergoing heart valve surgery: randomised controlled trial.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To determine whether remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) is cardioprotective in patients undergoing heart valve replacement. DESIGN Single-blinded, randomised controlled trial. SETTING Tertiary referral hospital in China. PATIENTS Adult patients (31-72 years) undergoing mitral valve, aortic valve or tricuspid valve surgery… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2011-300860

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