Relationship between vitamin D status and left ventricular geometry in a healthy population: results from the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging

P. Ameri, M. Canepa, Y. Milaneschi, P. Spallarossa, G. Leoncini, F. Giallauria, J.B. Strait, E.G. Lakatta, C. Brunelli, G. Murialdo, L. Ferrucci

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Abstract

Objectives: The effects of vitamin D on the heart have been studied in patients with cardiac disease, but not in healthy persons. We investigated the relation between vitamin D status and left ventricular (LV) structure and function in community-dwelling subjects without heart disease. Design: The relationship between concentrations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D], a marker of vitamin D reserve, and LV transthoracic echocardiography measures was analysed in 711 participants in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging who were without cardiac disease. Results: Mean 25(OH)D in the study population was 32.3 ± 11.4 ng mL
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
JournalJournal of Internal Medicine
Volume273
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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