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Ischaemic preconditioning: a clinical perspective

Dana, A; Sumeray, MS; Yellon, DM; (1998) Ischaemic preconditioning: a clinical perspective. HOSP MED , 59 (3) 216 - 220.

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Abstract

Ischaemic preconditioning is an endogenous mechanism of myocardial protection which may allow us to slow the Progress of myocardial necrosis, increasing the time available for effective reperfusion. Recent evidence suggests that the human myocardium can be preconditioned This article reviews the current literature and suggests clinical situations where this potent treatment might be relevant.

Type:Article
Title:Ischaemic preconditioning: a clinical perspective
Keywords:CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY, ISCHEMIC MYOCARDIUM, BRIEF PERIODS, ADENOSINE, ANGINA
UCL classification:UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science

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