Title: Remote Ischemic Conditioning in Acute Myocardial Infarction and Shock States
Date: December 11, 2019
This paper reviews recent studies that have looked at attempts to improve outcome from a heart attack using a technique that inflates a blood pressure cuff on the arm for a few minutes and then deflates it (called remote ischemic conditioning). While a recently clinical trial was negative, the authors studied low risk patients. A better application of this therapy may be a more challenging condition of shock. We discuss HMRI’s work and the work of others to look at this therapy to treat various forms of shock.