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Ischaemic conditioning: are we there yet?
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    Re:Ischaemic conditioning: paving the pathway to clinical translation

    We thank Iliodromitis and colleagues for their interest in our review article1. Providing a comprehensive account of the extensive literature in this field has been a very challenging task. We are aware of their previous work2 3 on the feasibility of ischaemic postconditioning (IPost) in acute coronary syndrome. Of note, this was a small study of 37 patients and only included a total of 6 patients with non-ST elevation myoc...

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    Ischaemic conditioning: paving the pathway to clinical translation

    The timely restoration of flow in the culprit coronary artery lesion remains the cornerstone of treatment in patients with evolving myocardial infarction but with the inevitable cost of reperfusion injury. Cardiac ischaemic conditioning (IC) is capable of reducing the extent of final infarct size, but its actual benefit in improving clinical outcomes remains to be established. In their excellent review article published...

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