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Serum selenium levels in distinct manifestations of coronary artery disease.
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PMID:  2353564     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The trace element selenium plays an important role in the oxidation of lipids and is therefore closely associated with atherosclerosis. In a series of 49 unselected male patients having undergone coronary angiography, the serum selenium level was determined using flameless atomic absorption spectrometry (Zeeman technique), and compared to a standard (Seronorm; Nycomed). In the whole series the serum selenium levels were markedly decreased with no significant difference between patients with or without coronary artery disease. The severity of the coronary artery disease (CAD) did not correlate with the selenium level. However, patients with prior myocardial infarction had a significant higher selenium level than those without. Thus, the level of selenium does not appear to be a marker or a risk factor for coronary artery disease.
E Schaffer-Kronberger; B Eber; O Wawschinek; J Dusleag; I Friehs; R Gogg; W Petek; W Klein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Austriaca     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0303-8173     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med. Austriaca     Publication Date:  1990  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-07-13     Completed Date:  1990-07-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501997     Medline TA:  Acta Med Austriaca     Country:  AUSTRIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abteilung für Kardiologie, Medizinischen Universitätsklinik Graz.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Disease / blood*,  diagnosis
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / blood*,  diagnosis
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Selenium / blood*
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