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Current Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 0929-8673
ISSN (Online): 1875-533X

Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease

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

Volume 13, Issue 20, 2006

Page: [2443 - 2447] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/092986706777935050

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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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