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The evolving story of “conditioning” to protect against acute myocardial ischaemia–reperfusion injury
  1. Derek J Hausenloy,
  2. Derek M Yellon
  1. University College London Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Derek M Yellon
    The Hatter Institute and Centre for Cardiology, University College London Hospital, 67 Chenies Mews, London, WC1E 6HX, UK; hatter-institute{at}


“… it will not be long before pharmacological therapy, based upon our understanding of the mechanisms of “conditioning”, can be used to protect patients from the consequences of severe acute myocardial ischaemia–reperfusion injury”

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  • AMI, acute myocardial infarction
  • CABG, coronary artery bypass graft
  • IPC, ischaemic preconditioning
  • IPost, ischaemic postconditioning
  • PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention
  • RIPC, remote ischaemic preconditioning
  • RIPost, remote ischaemic postconditioning
  • SWOP, second window of protection

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