Vascular calcification biomarkers and peripheral arterial disease.

  title={Vascular calcification biomarkers and peripheral arterial disease.},
  author={Dimitrios M. Kapetanios and Christos D. Karkos and Ioakeim T. Giagtzidis and Konstantinos O. Papazoglou and Konstantinos Kiroplastis and Charalampos T Spyridis},
  journal={International angiology : a journal of the International Union of Angiology},
  volume={35 5},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of the calcification regulators, osteopontin (OPN) and osteoprotegerin (OPG), which are involved in vascular calcification and atherosclerosis in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS A PubMed search of the English language literature was undertaken to identify articles that examine the role of the vascular calcification markers (OPN and OPG) in patients with PAD. The search retrieved 94 articles. After… CONTINUE READING