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Jpn Heart J. 1988 Nov;29(6):801-8.

Evidence of hypovitaminosis D in patients with mitral ring calcification.

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Section of Laboratory Medicine, Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital, Japan.

Abstract

In order to evaluate the role of calcium regulating hormones in the pathogenesis of mitral ring calcification, we have studied the serum levels of PTH and vitamin D metabolites in aged females both with and without mitral ring calcification (MRC). In the patients with MRC (n = 17), significantly lower levels of serum total protein (6.6 +/- 0.2 in the MRC group vs 7.1 +/- 0.1 g/dl in the control group, mean +/- SEM), BUN (15.7 +/- 0.9 vs 18.3 +/- 0.9 mg/dl), creatinine (0.7 +/- 0.02 vs 0.9 +/- 0.02 mg/dl) and calcium (8.4 +/- 0.1 vs 9.2 +/- 0.1 mg/ml) were observed as compared with those in the controls (n = 32). Significantly higher PTH levels (0.57 +/- 0.07 vs 0.38 +/- 0.04 ng/ml) were found in the MRC group. Levels of all three vitamin D metabolites in the MRC group were significantly lower than those in the control group (25-OHD; 11.2 +/- 1.4 vs 19.6 +/- 1.2 ng/ml, 24,25(OH)2D; 0.7 +/- 0.1 vs 1.3 +/- 0.1 ng/ml and 1,25(OH)2D; 12.5 +/- 2.4 vs 43.0 +/- 3.5 pg/ml). The correlation coefficient between PTH and 1,25(OH) 2D was -0.382(n = 49, p less than 0.01). Thus, the significantly higher PTH levels in the MRC group might result in hypovitaminosis D. In conclusion, evidence of hypovitaminosis D in the patients with mitral ring calcification was demonstrated.

PMID:
3241333
DOI:
10.1536/ihj.29.801
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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