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Increased C reactive protein and cardiac enzyme levels after coronary stent implantation. Is there protection by remote ischaemic preconditioning?
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    • Stephen P Hoole, Specialist Registrar
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      • Sadia N Khan, Patrick M Heck and David P Dutka

    Dear Editor,

    We read with interest the recent article published by Iliodromitis et. al.(1), but do not agree with the conclusions drawn by the authors. The study appears to be under-powered to draw meaningful conclusions as to the therapeutic value of remote ischaemic preconditioning, and certainly the size of the study precludes a subgroup analysis of the role of statins. The authors do not state the actual number...

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