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Administration of ACE inhibitors or ARBs on the day of noncardiac surgery may be harmful

KEY POINT

Withholding ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) within 24 hours of noncardiac surgery was associated with a lower risk of death and postoperative vascular events compared with continuing these treatments, according to results of a prospective observational study published in Anesthesiology.