Ischemic postconditioning is defined as the protection conferred to ischemic myocardium by preceding brief periods of subletethal ischemia separated by periods of reperfusion. The postconditioning reduces reperfusion induced damage, reducing oxidative damage and attenuating the local inflammatory response during revascularization, thus reducing infarct size, reducing the process of apoptosis, the activation of neutrophils and the endothelial dysfunction. This process can also be pharmacologically induced, and is known as pharmacological postconditioning. In this case, volatile anaesthetics show cardioprotection when administered after ischemia, during the period of reperfusion.
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Last date updated on September, 2014