Does compensatory hyperparathyroidism predispose to ischemic stroke?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Parathyroid hormone (PTH) is vasoactive, and the endothelium is one of the target tissues of this hormone. Hyperparathyroidism is frequently associated with hypertension. OBJECTIVE To determine if hyperparathyroidism, which develops particularly in elderly women as a compensatory mechanism to osteoporosis, may be a risk factor for ischemic… (More)

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