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We read with interest the recent article in CHEST (July 2009) by Robbins et al1 demonstrating an association between the metabolic syndrome and the existence of pulmonary venous hypertension. Recent research has also demonstrated an association between serum aldosterone, a known cause of left ventricular dysfunction and remodeling, and the metabolic syndrome.2-4 Thus, it is possible that increased circulating aldosterone might be independently associated with the risk for pulmonary venous hypertension. Do the authors have data examining aldosterone or renin activity in their subjects?
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