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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Chemical Abstracts Core
  • Page Numbers: pp.695-700
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes

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.