Remote ischaemic conditioning does not reduce mortality or heart failure at one year in patients with myocardial infarction, according to late breaking results from the CONDI-2/ERIC-PPCI study presented at ESC Congress 2019 in Paris. Co-principal investigator Hans Erik Bøtker of the Aarhus University Hospital said: “Although declining in Europe, acute myocardial infarction remains a leading cause of death worldwide. The introduction of prompt and effective treatment with immediate balloon dilatation has reduced the deathrate but this decline hasreached a plateau and the appearance of subsequent heart failure has not decreased according to expectations. New methods to reduce the damage on the heart and improve clinical outcome are needed”. We interviewed Bøtker at ESC 2019.
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