RIC reduced T2 values in the AAR. In patients randomized to RIC mean T2 values in the area-at-risk were significantly reduced when compared to control patients (p = 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in mean T2 values in the remote, non-infarcted myocardium (p = 0.633). Values are mean ± SEM (Error bars) and median + IQR (Box plot). ° one outlying patient.