Dexmedetomidine preconditioning attenuates ischemia/reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts with endothelial dysfunction.

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Summary of "Dexmedetomidine preconditioning attenuates ischemia/reperfusion injury in isolated rat hearts with endothelial dysfunction."

Dexmedetomidine preconditioning (DP) can mimic pharmacological preconditioning and induce cardiac protection. There are controversies on the roles of coronary endothelia in cardioprotection of dexmedetomidine. Herein, we tested the hypothesis that protection of dexmedetomidine is not endothelial dependent in heart against myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury.


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Name: Biomedicine & pharmacotherapy = Biomedecine & pharmacotherapie
ISSN: 1950-6007
Pages: 108837


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Exposure of myocardial tissue to brief, repeated periods of vascular occlusion in order to render the myocardium resistant to the deleterious effects of ISCHEMIA or REPERFUSION. The period of pre-exposure and the number of times the tissue is exposed to ischemia and reperfusion vary, the average being 3 to 5 minutes.

The application of repeated, brief periods of vascular occlusion at the onset of REPERFUSION to reduce REPERFUSION INJURY that follows a prolonged ischemic event. The techniques are similar to ISCHEMIC PRECONDITIONING but the time of application is after the ischemic event instead of before.

Adverse functional, metabolic, or structural changes in ischemic tissues resulting from the restoration of blood flow to the tissue (REPERFUSION), including swelling; HEMORRHAGE; NECROSIS; and damage from FREE RADICALS. The most common instance is MYOCARDIAL REPERFUSION INJURY.

A technique in which tissue is rendered resistant to the deleterious effects of prolonged ischemia and reperfusion by prior exposure to brief, repeated periods of vascular occlusion. (Am J Physiol 1995 May;268(5 Pt 2):H2063-7, Abstract)

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