Clinical Application of Ischemic Preconditioning by ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channel Openers

  • Naoshi Arakawa
  • Motoyuki Nakamura
  • Ken-ichi Fukami
  • Katsuhiko Hiramori
Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 194)


Prognosis after myocardial infarction is dependent on infarct size, which reflects left ventricular dysfunction. It is therefore important to explore a strategy for reducing infarct size in patients with acute myocardial infarction. It has been reported that infarct size derived from regional wall motion of the left ventricle or calculated from total release of cardiac enzymes and the rate of incidence of cardiogenic shock after acute myocardial infarction was significantly decreased in patients with a history of angina pectoris compared to those without pre-infarction angina.1


Infarct Size Ischemic Precondition Balloon Inflation Myocardial Infarct Size Intracoronary Infusion 
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  • Naoshi Arakawa
  • Motoyuki Nakamura
  • Ken-ichi Fukami
  • Katsuhiko Hiramori

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