Remote ischemic preconditioning for coronary artery bypass graft operations.

@article{Sabbagh2013RemoteIP,
  title={Remote ischemic preconditioning for coronary artery bypass graft operations.},
  author={Salah Sabbagh and Michele M Henry Salzman and Robert A. Kloner and Boris Zalman Simkhovich and Shereif H. Rezkalla},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={96 2},
  pages={727-36}
}
Ischemia-reperfusion injury occurs during coronary artery bypass graft operations. Strategies are needed to lower the extent of damage. Attempts to find these strategies have been occurring for more than 40 years, with remote ischemic preconditioning being one method. This review provides a look at potential mechanisms involved in remote ischemic preconditioning, experimental evidence supporting it, clinical studies that support and negate it, and potential reasons for differences between… CONTINUE READING