Can we increase myocardial salvage in the primary PCI era? The role of ischaemic conditioning, dedicated devices and pharmacological agents

Learning Objectives

  • To acknowledge that both ischaemic and reperfusion myocardial injury should be targeted during primary PCI
  • To understand the rationale of ischaemic conditioning and to learn which patients will benefit from it
  • To be updated on recent studies on ischaemic conditioning, technologies and drugs targeting reperfusion injury during primary PCI

Presentations available when logged in:

  • Introduction and objectives
  • Mechanisms underlying ischaemic pre-conditioning: lessons for the interventionalists
  • Should we initiate remote conditioning in the ambulance and perform post-conditioning in the cathlab during primary PCI?
  • Cooling and other non pharmacological approaches
  • Preservation of microcirculatory integrity in patients with acute myocardial infarction with pharmacological agents
  • Take-home message