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BACKGROUND The underlying mechanism by which osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease may be linked is not fully understood. However studies mainly focused on the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and cardiovascular risk factors or atherosclerosis itself by only assessing the presence of vascular calcification. In this study we aimed to evaluate(More)
OBJECTIVES There are limited clinical data revealing the relationship between mitral annular calcification (MAC) and systemic inflammation. The goal of the present study was to compare high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in patients with and without MAC and investigate the relationship between MAC and hs-CRP. METHODS One hundred patients(More)
BACKGROUND In addition to the negative effect on fertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) has been associated with cardiac pathology. Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) is a possible marker for cardiac risk, therefore we investigated whether N-terminal pro-B-type BNP (NT-proBNP) increases in women with PCOS compared with healthy women of comparable age and(More)
Prevalences of mitral annular calcium (MAC), osteoporosis, and coronary artery disease (CAD) increase with aging and often usually coexist. Correlates of MAC including cardiovascular risk factors and bone mineral density (BMD) have never been evaluated in men and women undergoing coronary angiography. Accordingly, we assessed the association between(More)
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