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Morgan L Montgomery, Caroline R Gross, Hung-Mo Lin, Yuxia Ouyang, Matthew A Levin, Holly E Corkill, Ahmed El-Eshmawi, David H Adams, Menachem M Weiner

In patients undergoing cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass, plasma renin activity increased postoperatively and remained elevated through postoperative day 2. Additionally, patients with vasoplegic syndrome after cardiac surgery on cardiopulmonary bypass had more robust elevations in plasma renin activity than nonvasoplegic patients. These findings support the need for randomized controlled trials to determine if patients undergoing cardiac surgery with high plasma renin activity may benefit from targeted treatment with therapies such as synthetic angiotensin II.

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