Preoperative renin-angiotensin system inhibitors protect renal function in aging patients undergoing cardiac surgery.

@article{Barodka2011PreoperativeRS,
  title={Preoperative renin-angiotensin system inhibitors protect renal function in aging patients undergoing cardiac surgery.},
  author={Viachaslau M Barodka and Scott C. Silvestry and Ning Zhao and Xiangyin Jiao and David Joshua Whellan and James T. Diehl and Jian-zhong Sun},
  journal={The Journal of surgical research},
  year={2011},
  volume={167 2},
  pages={
          e63-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Renal failure (RF) represents a major postoperative complication for elderly patients undergoing cardiac surgery. This observational cohort study examines effects of preoperative use of renin-angiotensin system (RAS) inhibitors on postoperative renal failure in aging patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS AND RESULTS We retrospectively analyzed a cohort of 1287 patients who underwent cardiac surgery at this institution (2003-2007). The patients included were ≥65 years old… CONTINUE READING
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