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ba0003pp76 | Bone development/growth and fracture repair | ECTS2014

Relationship between vitamin D levels and carotid arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with hypertension

Gonnelli Stefano , Caffarelli Carla , Tafa Aferdita , Gianbelluca Amalia , Pondrelli Carlo Renato , Nuti Ranuccio

Arterial stiffness or pulse wave velocity (PWV) is increasingly recognized as a strong predictor of future cardiovascular events and all cause mortality. Literature date indicate a relationship between vitamin D (25-OHD) deficiency and arterial stiffness in isolated systolic hypertension (ISH), but it is still unclear how 25-OHD deficiency may contribute to functional changes of the arterial wall in hypertensive patients. This study aimed to evaluate the relationships between ...