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The Authors' reply We appreciate the letter from Simon N Thornton entitled ‘Overnight dehydration increases the risk of a morning infarct’, proposing an association between dehydration and ischaemic events.1 He suggests that it would have been of interest to consider hydration status on admission in our recently published paper on the circadian variations of necrotic size in patients with myocardial infarction.2
As Thornton mentions, during the night period, due to the lack of fluid intake, there …