Vitamin D and Zinc Levels in Patients Undergoing Ergometry Test
This trial is active, not recruiting.
|Sponsor||Assaf-Harofeh Medical Center|
|Start date||March 2010|
|End date||March 2011|
|Trial size||200 participants|
|Trial identifier||NCT01080274, 22/10|
Low vitamin D levels were found to be associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Low zinc levels are associated with an increased atherosclerotic burden. Therefore we hypothesized that patients with pathological stress test would have low levels of Vitamin D and zinc compared to patients with a normal stress test.
|Observational model||case control|
positive stress test
time frame: one year
Male or female participants at least 18 years old.
Inclusion Criteria: - Over 18 years old - CCT > 60 ml/min - No IHD - No hyper/hypoparathyroidism - No active malignancy - Not taking calcium, phosphate Exclusion Criteria: - Under 18 years of age - Not fulfilling inclusion criteria
|Official title||Vitamin D and Zinc Levels in Patients Undergoing Ergometry Test|
|Description||Hypovitaminosis D is generally defined as 25(OH)D levels of < 20ng/ml, while levels of 21-29ng/ml indicate insufficiency and those above 30ng/ml are regarded as sufficient. The rational behind the observations associating vitamin D deficiency with CVD is that on the one hand, hypovitaminosis D was found to be associated with traditional risk factors such as hypertension (HTN),diabetes mellitus (dm),obesity, dyslipidemia and metabolic syndrome , on the other hand, experimental data demonstrated that vitamin D could affect cardiac muscle cells directly, control parathyroid (PTH) hormone secretion, regulate the rennin- angiotensin- aldosterone system and the immune system, all of which could influence cardiovascular risk. Epidemiological studies further support this association, demonstrating high prevalence of hypovitaminosis D among U.S. adults with cardiovascular disease (74%). An association between low vitamin D levels and increased myocardial infarction risk as well as total mortality has been also observed. Low 25hydroxyvitamin D[ 25(OH)D] levels were also independently associated with all cause and CVD mortality among patients scheduled for coronary catheterization.|
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