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Cardiac remote ischaemic preconditioning reduces periprocedural myocardial infarction for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions

EuroIntervention 2014;10:891-892 published online ahead of print June 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M06_12

Department of Cardiology, Athens Euroclinic, Athens, Greece
I read with great interest the meta-analysis by D’Ascenzo et al regarding the effects of remote ischaemic preconditioning (RIPC) in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)1. This meta-analysis confirms our simultaneously published findings, even though our meta-analysis included a different number of studies2. The authors are to be commended for further identifying the patients who would benefit the most from this intervention by performing a meta-regression. Given our recent research on the subject, I would like to offer a few comments on the paper by D’Ascenzo et al.

The authors cite the study by Bøtker et ...

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