Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

Author(s): Khanh Vinh Quoc Luong, Lan Thi Hoang Nguyen.

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 13 , Issue 20 , 2006


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Vitamin D deficiency accompanies the loss of kidney function and is extremely common. Treatment with active vitamin D has improved survival rate in dialysis patients. The relationship between vitamin D and CVD has been reported in the literature. Genetic factors have been known to cause both vitamin D deficiency and CVD. Vitamin D receptor is found in the heart muscle. Vitamin D is reported to be involved in the pathogenesis of many cardiovascular problems. Certainly, vitamin D has an important role in modulating CVD.

Keywords: Vitamin D, cardiovascular disease

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Year: 2006
Page: [2443 - 2447]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/092986706777935050
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