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- Tushar A. Tuliani,
- Maithili Shenoy,
- Abhishek Deshmukh,
- Muhammad Janjua,
- Levine Diane and
- Luis Afonso
Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) has a prevalence of 41.6% in US (NHANES 2005-06). We studied the combined effect of VDD and baseline major ECG abnormalities (mECG) on cardiovascular mortality (CVM).
We queried the NHANES-III (n=2933). We excluded subjects with DM, claudication, angina, history of MI, CHF, stroke and subjects with VDD without mECG and vice versa. mECG included major Q-QS waves, ST-depression/elevation, negative T-waves, complete AV block, WPW pattern, pacemaker and atrial flutter/fibrillation. VDD was defined as 25-OH-Vitamin D (VD) ≤20 ng/ml. We compared healthy individuals with no mECG and VD>20ng/ml with those having mECG and VD≤20.
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Subjects with both mECG and VDD are at an increased risk of CVM and IHDM compared to those without mECG and VDD.
Poster Sessions, Expo North
Monday, March 11, 2013, 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Session Title: Prevention: Vitamin D, Omega 3 and Air Pollution
Abstract Category: 24. Prevention: Clinical
Presentation Number: 1273-1
- 2013 American College of Cardiology Foundation