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July 19, 2016

Statins to Reduce Acute Kidney Injury After Cardiac Surgery—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Anesthesiology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
  • 2Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
JAMA. 2016;316(3):349-350. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.6148

In Reply Many patient characteristics may affect incidence of AKI following cardiac surgery, including exposure to iodinated radiocontrast agents and use of cardiopulmonary bypass. Aspirin use is common in patients presenting for cardiac surgery, and most patients are prescribed aspirin following surgery. However, we are unaware of evidence that aspirin use affects AKI following surgery, including the recent trial by Myles and colleagues.1

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