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Preoperative ischaemia of the arm reduces heart muscle injury during bypass surgery

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.335.7617.421-a (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:421

Remote ischaemic preconditioning, first described in 1993, refers to a technique where one tissue's or organ's damage from ischaemia is reduced as a consequence of ischaemia in a distant tissue or organ. The mechanism of action is unclear, but …

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