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Human myocardium preconditioning during successive balloon inflations: irrelevant influence of both collateral recruitment and clinical pre-intervention interference


1. Heart Institute (InCor), University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil; 2. Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center, Department of Medicine, Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York, NY, USA

Aims: We hypothesised that ischaemic preconditioning (IP) results from complex cellular mechanisms without significant collateral recruitment or clinical pre-intervention interference.


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