arterial calcification


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arterial calcification

Calcium deposition in the arterial walls.
See also: calcification
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The emerging science of vitamin K is revealing a disturbing fact: While inhibiting vitamin K action on blood clotting proteins, these drugs also inhibit other vitamin K-dependent proteins, including the matrix Gla protein that naturally prevents arterial calcification.
Thus, future studies are required to determine the direction of association of fetuin-A with the incident development of CVD events in community-living individuals and to evaluate the extent to which factors such as arterial calcification and insulin resistance may mediate or modify the association.
Doerger was quick to point out that a positive history of diabetes, hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and cigarette smoking pose far greater risks of coronary artery disease than does the presence of breast arterial calcification.
It is also important to note that because the aortic calcification is predominantly subintimal in the aortic tissue rather than medial (5), the mechanisms of arterial calcification in FH are likely to differ from those seen in end-stage renal disease.
As expected, age was positively correlated with breast arterial calcification but negatively correlated with breast density.
A total of 530 screening mammograms (12%) showed breast arterial calcification.
Two related lines of research also presented at the meeting implied that osteoporosis therapies may avert arterial calcification, but lipid-lowering therapies designed to prevent atherosclerosis may not have bone benefits.
Dialysis patients with known or suspected arterial calcification are directionally more likely to be treated with phosphate binders compared to those without calcification; yet the use of calcium-based binders does not differ between the two groups.
1] GACI is also known as Idiopathic Infantile Arterial Calcification, Arterial Calcification Idiopathic Infantile, Arteriopathy Occlusive Infantile, and Coronary Sclerosis Medial of Infancy.
Long-term warfarin therapy is linked to increased arterial calcification and bone loss.
Even though the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine states that 2,000 IU per day is safe, we cannot be certain that taking that amount for 30 years would not cause arterial calcification.

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