Relation between carotid intima media thickness and vitamin D in hypertension

Taskiran B. , Bahadir E., Mutluay R.

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, cilt.28, sa.2, ss.695-700, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.695-700


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.