Relation between carotid intima media thickness and vitamin D in hypertension


Taskiran B. , Bahadir E., Mutluay R.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, vol.28, no.2, pp.695-700, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Title of Journal : BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-700

Abstract

Purpose: Subclinical atherosclerosis defined as endothelial dysfunction, coronary calcification, and increased carotid intima media thickness is related to cardiovascular events independent from blood pressure. There are data showing possible relation between low vitamin D levels and subclinical atherosclerosis. In this study we aimed to find out the relation between vitamin D level and intima media thickness and the presence of atherosclerotic plaques.