Serum Vitamin D Levels Are Independently Associated With Severity of Coronary Artery Disease


Akin F., Ayca B., Kose N., Duran M., Sari M., Uysal O., ...More

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, vol.60, no.6, pp.869-873, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 60 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.869-873

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Low-serum vitamin D levels have been associated with increased cardiovascular risk in the general population. We hypothesized that serum vitamin D levels would be inversely associated with inflammation and with severity of coronary atherosclerosis. We therefore investigated the link between serum vitamin D levels and (1) the extent of coronary artery disease (CAD) assessed by the Gensini score and (2) inflammatory parameters, including C-reactive protein and fibrinogen.