Ischemic Preconditioning, Myocardial
Myocardial Ischemic Preconditioning
Preconditioning, Myocardial Ischemic
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.