Effect of Postconditioning on Myocardial Reperfusion During Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - POST


Ischemic postconditioning is repetitive reversible ischemia during early reperfusion after the prolonged ischemic insult. Animal studies have demonstrated that postconditioning has cardioprotective effects that are comparable to preconditioning. The current trial sought to test the safety and efficacy of ischemic postconditioning in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).