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., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE, cilt.60, ss.869-873, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 60 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.869-873

Özet

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.