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Clinical Trial Details

Safety and Effectiveness of Remote Ischemic Conditioning with the AutoRIC Prior to Elective PCI Study (SHIELD Study)
Study Description

This study is being done to see how well an investigational medical device will work in reducing damage to the myocardium (heart muscle) for patients undergoing balloon angioplasty and/or stent procedures, referred to throughout this document as PCI, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the autoRIC device to reduce damage to the myocardium of subjects undergoing elective PCI.

The autoRIC device is a portable, automated blood pressure cuff intended to apply inflation and deflation cycles to a patient’s arm, creating brief episodes of ischemia (restricting blood supply) and reperfusion (restoring blood supply). This treatment is referred to as remote ischemic conditioning or “RIC”. The RIC treatment causes a biological response that may protect your heart from restricted blood supply that can occur when receiving PCI.

Open Enrollment
Contact Name: Andrea Goosen
Contact Phone: (904) 244-0411
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Principal Investigator
Andres M. Pineda Maldonado, M.D.