Vitamin D and prognosis in acute myocardial infarction.

  title={Vitamin D and prognosis in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={Leong Loke Ng and Jatinderpal Kaur Sandhu and Iain B Squire and Joan E. Davies and Donald J. L. Jones},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={168 3},
BACKGROUND Vitamin D status (VDS) has been linked to mortality and incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in healthy cohorts. Associations with recurrent adverse cardiovascular events in those with cardiovascular disease are less clear. Our objective was to assess the prevalence and prognostic impact of VDS on patients presenting with AMI. METHODS We measured plasma 25-(OH)D3 and 25-(OH)D2 using isotope dilution tandem mass spectrometry, in 1259 AMI patients (908 men, mean age 65.7 ± 12.8… CONTINUE READING