Remote Ischemic Preconditioning

With apologies for the obvious click-bait headline, an interesting blog post about what is wrong with medical research.

1) If these results had come from a drug, or some new device, it would be all over the news. The results are amazing. People would be lining up to invest. Instead—crickets. Why? There’s no money to be made from this.

5) This is too “simple”. It’s tightening a blood pressure cuff. That won’t interest any rich donors to fund it. It won’t interest foundations. And industry won’t fund it—there’s no money in it.

And so we will remain in this exact spot for years. There may be an incredibly simple intervention out there that could cost nothing and save lives, but we won’t implement it.

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