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Reported by: Dr. Venkat S. Karra, Ph.D.

Recent study by Margareta Ring, et.al., indicates that Arterial Structure and Function in Mild Primary Hyperparathyroidism Is Not Directly Related to Parathyroid Hormone, Calcium, or Vitamin D.

They found normal arterial function, despite high PTH and Ca as well as low vitamin D levels, in patients with mild PHPT without cardiovascular risk factors.

English: Main complications of persistent high...

The cardiovascular risk associated with low vitamin D and/or high PTH and Ca levels may be explained by their coupling to blood pressure and other risk factors rather than direct effects on the arterial structure, author said. Research findings support the importance of adequate blood pressure control in PHPT if PTX is not performed, but do not indicate vascular abnormalities motivating extended follow-up after PTX.

 

 

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