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  • Authors: Maslov L.N.1, Mrochek A.G.2, Khaliulin I.3, Hanuš L.4, Pei J.5, Zhang Y.6
  • Affiliations:
    1. Federal State Budgetary Institution «Research Institute for Cardiology» of Siberian Branch under the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Tomsk, Russian Federation
    2. Republic Scientific-Practical Center “Cardiology”, Minsk, Belarus
    3. University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    4. Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    5. Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China
    6. Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China
  • Issue: Vol 68, No 1 (2013)
  • Pages: 10-20
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Analysis of experimental data indicates that aging, metabolic syndrome may be serious obstacle against realization of cardioprotective effect of postconditioning. The moderate hypercholesterolemia, postinfarction cardiosclerosis and cardiac hypertrophy do not abolish protective effect of postconditioning in experimental animals. The issue whether diabetes mellitus and arterial hypertension affect an efficacy of postconditioning is a subject of discussion. Clinical investigations testify on cardioprotective impact of postconditioning in patients with acute myocardial infarction and cardiosurgery patients. At the same time, it is remained unclear when after coronary artery occlusion postconditioning exhibits cardioprotective effect. It is remained unknown how do affect aging, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, arterial hypertension, myocardial hypertrophy, cardiac postinfarction remodeling and efficacy postconditioning in clinical praxis. It is required a further clinical investigations turning the development pharmacological approaches to prophylaxis of reperfusion injury of the heart.

About the authors

L. N. Maslov

Federal State Budgetary Institution «Research Institute for Cardiology» of Siberian Branch under the Russian Academy
of Medical Sciences, Tomsk, Russian Federation

Author for correspondence.

Russian Federation

PhD, Professor, Head of the laboratory of experimental Cardiology «Research Institute of Cardiology» Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences
Address: 634012, Tomsk, Kiev St. 111; tel.: (3822) 26-21-74

A. G. Mrochek

Republic Scientific-Practical Center “Cardiology”, Minsk, Belarus



PhD, Professor, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Director of Republican Scientific Practical Center «Сardiology» Address: 220036, Minsk, Rosa Luxemburg St. 110

I. Khaliulin

University of Bristol, Bristol, UK


United Kingdom

PhD, Research Worker Biochemistry Department University of Bristol
Address: University Walk, Bristol, BS8 1TD UK; tel.: +44 (0)117-331-21-20

L. Hanuš

Institute for Drug Research, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel


Israel Professor, Hebrew University’s School of Pharmacy
Address: Jerusalem, Israel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

J.-M. Pei

Fourth Military Medical University, Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China



Professor, Department of Physiology, Fourth Military Medical University
Address: 710032, Shaanxi Province, China, West Changle Road, Xi’an

Y. Zhang

Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China



Professor, Department of Physiology, Hebei Medical University
Address: Shijiazhuang 050017, China, 361, East Zhongshan Road


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