Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

ISSN: 2329-9517

Open Access

Laish-Farkash A

Department of Cardiology, Assuta Ashdod University Medical center, The Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • Research Article   
    The Relationship between Plasma Vitamin D Level and Heart Valves Calcification
    Author(s): Feldman Viktor K*, Laish-Farkash A, Litvak S, Gefel D, Cohen O and Yosefy C

    Background: There is conflicting data regarding the association between low levels of plasma vitamin D and ischemic heart disease (IHD). We aimed to investigate the relationship between plasma vitamin D levels and heart valve calcification in hospitalized patients with IHD versus non-IHD controls. Methods: A prospective case control study comprising two age and gender-matched groups. The study group included consecutive patients hospitalized due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS); the control group included consecutive non- IHD patients hospitalized for non-cardiac causes. Blood samples for 25-hydroxyvitamin D level (25(OH)D) were drawn. An echocardiogram was performed during the first 3 days of hospitalization and reviewed for presence and degree of valvular calcification (VC). Results: Forty patients with ACS and 4.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.37421/jcdd.2020.8.406

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