While the skeletal effects of nutrient deficiency are well-known, it’s important to consider how deficiency impacts the endocrine system — especially in older patients.
A large observational study suggests that supplemental calcium exerts a detrimental effect in patients over age 60 with aortic stenosis, especially in those not undergoing aortic valve replacement.
The most important action clinicians can take to improve hyperparathyroidism care is reducing the time between a patient initially presenting elevated calcium levels to getting them into surgery.
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A Cleveland Clinic analysis of IVUS images from eight large clinical trials suggests that coronary artery calcification might in fact be cardioprotective. We explore implications for research and practice.