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Remote Ischemic Postconditioning During Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

2014-08-27 03:19:36 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Angioplasty is a commonly performed procedure for treating blockage of the blood vessels in the heart. Although this procedure is usually successful, it is often accompanied by a small degree of damage to the heart (i.e., small heart attack).

The purpose of this study is to find out if inflating a blood pressure cuff on the arm or the leg at the time of angioplasty for several minutes has a beneficial effect.

Patients will be assigned to one of three treatment groups: inflating blood pressure cuff on the arm, inflating blood pressure cuff on the leg and a control group.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Caregiver, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Coronary Artery Disease

Intervention

remote ischemic postconditioning

Location

London Health Sceinces Centre
London
Ontario
Canada
N6A5A5

Status

Recruiting

Source

Lawson Health Research Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:19:36-0400

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