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Article title: Two weeks of remote ischemic conditioning improves brachial artery flow mediated dilation in chronic stroke survivors

Authors: Allison S. Hyngstrom, Jennifer N. Nguyen, Michael T. Wright, Sergey S. Tarima, Brian D. Schmit, David D. Gutterman, Matthew J. Durand

From the authors: “Because poor cardiovascular health puts stroke survivors at a heightened risk for recurrent stroke and other cardiovascular events, an intervention that is simple, cost-effective and easy to perform like [remote ischemic conditioning] holds promise as a means to improve cardiovascular health in this at-risk population.” 

This study is highlighted as one of December’s "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: Journal of Applied Physiology