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ISRN Cardiology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 204624, 4 pages
Research Article

Effect of Staged Preconditioning on Biochemical Markers in the Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

1Department of Cardiothoracic, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ardabil 56197, Iran
2Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Ardabil 56197, Iran

Received 11 May 2012; Accepted 2 July 2012

Academic Editors: A. Bobik, F. Boucher, and C. Hassager

Copyright © 2012 Alireza Mohammadzadeh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The present study has investigated the effectiveness of staged-preconditioning, in both remote and target organs. After IP the myocardial release of the biochemical markers including, creatine phosphokinase (CPK), cardiac creatine kinase (CK-MB), cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were evaluated in patients who underwent CABG, with and without staged-preconditioning. Sixty-one patients entered the study; there were 32 patients in the staged-preconditioning group and 29 patients in the control group. All patients underwent on-pump CABG using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) techniques. In the staged-preconditioning group, patients underwent two stages of IP on remote (upper limb) and target organs. Each stage of preconditioning was carried out by 3 cycles of ischemia and then reperfusion. Serum levels of biochemical markers were immediately measured postoperatively at 24, 48 and 72 h. Serum CK-MB, CPK and LDH levels were significantly lower in the staged-preconditioning group than in the control group. The CK-MB release in the staged-preconditioning patients reduced by 51% in comparison with controls over 72 h after CABG. These results suggest that myocardial injury was attenuated by the effect of three rounds of both remote and target organ IP.