IDENTIFICATION OF A PLASMA BORNE FACTOR OF REMOTE ISCHAEMIC PRECONDITIONING AND ITS EFFECT ON THE PROTEOME AFTER HEART SURGERY

Grant number: 1017734 | Funding period: 2011 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

During a heart operation, a patient needs a heart-lung bypass machine to supply blood to their body. We are interested in looking at a new therapy called Remote Ischaemic Preconditioning that may decrease the damaging effects of this heart-lung bypass machine. This therapy is applied using a blood pressure cuff before surgery and protects the organs. We want to see if this protects children who are having surgery for the first time and identify proteins in the blood that may be involved.

University of Melbourne Researchers