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Ischaemic preconditioning and myocardial adaptation to serial intracoronary balloon inflation: cut from the same cloth?
  1. M E Faircloth,
  2. S R Redwood,
  3. M S Marber
  1. Department of Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular Research, GKT School of Medicine, KCL, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Michael S Marber
    Department of Cardiology, KCL, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London SE1 7EH, UK;


Elective percutaneous coronary intervention fulfils many of the criteria needed of a clinical model of ischaemic preconditioning. But is this really a reflection of the laboratory phenomenon of ischaemic preconditioning?

  • angina
  • collaterals
  • preconditioning

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