Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
Clin Interv Aging. 2013;8:149-56. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S38349. Epub 2013 Feb 11.

The influence of selective vitamin D receptor activator paricalcitol on cardiovascular system and cardiorenal protection.

Author information

  • 1Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine in Split, University Hospital Split, Split, Croatia.

Abstract

The ubiquitous distribution of vitamin D receptors in the human body is responsible for the pleiotropic effects of vitamin D-receptor activation. We discuss the possible beneficial effects of a selective activator of vitamin D receptor, paricalcitol, on the cardiovascular system in chronic heart failure patients and chronic kidney patients, in light of new trials. Paricalcitol should provide additional clinical benefits over the standard treatment for chronic kidney and heart failure, especially in cases of cardiorenal syndrome.

KEYWORDS:

albuminuria; cardiovascular system; inflammation; vitamin D deficiency

PMID:
23430986
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PMCID:
PMC3573827
Free PMC Article
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Dove Medical Press Icon for PubMed Central
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk