This review was also finally published. This is the second output of the last collaboration we setup with the Olympic Medical Institute before its closure. With colleagues from the Hatter Institute in UCL we started questioning the protocols employed in the clinical setting and in the sport setting for remote ischaemic preconditioning. Our first paper was a pilot study to look at the dose-response of common methods, this one is a comprehensive review on this topic with the hope that more and better studies are designed to define safe and effective protocols.
The abstract is below, you can access the article online here.
Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2015 Oct 19. [Epub ahead of print]
From Protecting the Heart to Improving Athletic Performance - the Benefits of Local and Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning.
Acute kidney injury; CABG; Cardioprotection; Exercise performance; Ischemia-reperfusion injury; PCI; Perconditioning; Postconditioning; Remote ischemic preconditioning; Sports