No Benefit of Ischemic Postconditioning During PCI
Results of the DANAMI-3–iPOST trial suggest that ischemic postconditioning during percutaneous coronary intervention does not improve clinical outcome for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Thomas Engstrøm, MD, and co-investigators found that 10.5 percent of 617 participants who underwent ischemic postconditioning died or were hospitalized for heart failure over a median follow-up of 38 months, compared with 11.2 percent of 617 patients who underwent conventional percutaneous coronary intervention, a nonsignificant difference.
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