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2022 Aug 04

BMC Cardiovasc Disord



Repetitive application of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) in patients with peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) as a non-invasive treatment option: study protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial.


The best medical treatment (BMT) for most patients with early stage of peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD) is often limited to gait training and pharmacological therapy besides endovascular surgery. The application of remote ischemic conditioning (RIC) has been described as a promising experimental strategy for the improvement of therapeutic outcome in cardiovascular disease but has not proven beneficial effects in clinical practice and treatment of PAOD yet.