Secondary hyperparathyroidism and hypovitaminosis D in African-Americans with decompensated heart failure.

@article{Laguardia2006SecondaryHA,
  title={Secondary hyperparathyroidism and hypovitaminosis D in African-Americans with decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Stephen P Laguardia and Brian K Dockery and Syamal K. Bhattacharya and Maeda D Nelson and Laura Carbone and Karl T. Weber},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={332 3},
  pages={
          112-8
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We previously noted secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in African-American patients hospitalized during February, 2005 with either untreated or treated congestive heart failure (CHF) due to ischemic or idiopathic cardiomyopathy. Herein, we hypothesized that housebound African-American patients hospitalized during the period of June 1 through August 31, 2005, with CHF would have SHPT and hypovitaminosis D. METHODS Twenty-five African-American patients with an ejection fraction (EF… CONTINUE READING
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