Vitamin D Deficiency and Its Correlation with Coronary Artery Ectasia
AbstractObjectives: Vitamin D plays a pivotal role in cardiovascular system and its deficiency is related to various of cardiovascular disorders. We investigated the association between serum vitamin D level and coronary artery ectasia formation. Methods: Our study included 45 patients with coronary artery ectasia and 55 patients with normal coronary artery. Vitamin D and parathyroid hormone levels were obtained before coronary angiography. Results: Baseline characteristic features were similar between groups. The Vitamin D levels and serum calcium levels were significantly lower in the coronary artery ectasia group compare to control group (respectively; 15.6 ng/ml vs. 12.0 ng/ml; p=0.002 and 9,52 vs. 9.0 ; p< 0.001). PTH level of CEA patients were higher than the control group (44.0 pg/ml vs. 29.5 pg/ml; p=0.018). Conclusion: Our results showed a significant inverse correlation between Vitamin D deficiency and coronary artery ectasia.
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