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Renin and the complications of acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6375989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine whether plasma renin activity in addition to catecholamines could be used as risk indicators, these parameters were measured in 19 patients with acute myocardial infarction. During the course of hospitalization, five patients developed ventricular fibrillation and three, cardiogenic shock. On admission, heart rate, plasma norepinephrine, epinephrine, and renin levels of these eight patients were significantly higher than those of the other patients with uncomplicated course. Peak creatine kinase MB activity was positively related to initial plasma renin activity (r = 0.62, p less than 0.01). Thus, the patients with the highest sympathetic activity following an acute myocardial infarction also had the highest plasma renin levels. They seem particularly prone to develop large infarcts and life-threatening complications.
C Vaney; B Waeber; G Turini; D Margalith; H R Brunner; C Perret
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1984 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-03     Completed Date:  1984-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Blood Pressure
Catecholamines / blood*
Heart Rate
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / blood*
Renin / blood*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Catecholamines; EC

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