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Relation of bone mineral density to frequency of coronary heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18394441     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Coronary angiography was performed because of chest pain in 198 patients (146 women, 52 men; mean age 66 years) who had dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scans of the spine and left hip because of suspected osteoporosis or osteopenia. Of the 198 patients, 53 (27%) had osteoporosis, 79 (40%) had osteopenia, and 66 (33%) had normal bone mineral density (BMD). Obstructive coronary artery disease with >50% narrowing of > or =1 major coronary artery was present in 40 of 53 patients (76%) with osteoporosis, in 54 of 79 patients (68%) with osteopenia, and in 31 of 66 patients (47%) with normal BMD (p <0.005 comparing osteoporosis with normal BMD, p <0.01 comparing osteopenia with normal BMD). In conclusion, in patients who undergo coronary angiography because of chest pain, patients with osteoporosis or osteopenia have a higher prevalence of obstructive coronary artery disease than those with normal BMD.
Raja Varma; Wilbert S Aronow; Yana Basis; Tarundit Singh; Kumar Kalapatapu; Melvin B Weiss; Anthony L Pucillo; Craig E Monsen
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-02-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-08     Completed Date:  2008-06-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1103-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Absorptiometry, Photon
Bone Density
Bone Diseases, Metabolic / complications*,  radiography
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Disease / complications*,  radiography
Coronary Stenosis / complications*,  radiography
Osteoporosis / complications*,  radiography
Retrospective Studies

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