The frequency of vitamin D deficiency in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction in Erbil-Iraq

  • Salam Naser Zangana Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Abdulkareem A. AL-Othman Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.
  • Mudhafar A. Habeeb Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, Hawler Medical University, Erbil, Iraq.

Abstract

Objective: To assess the frequency of vitamin D deficiency in a group of patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (Group-I) and100 patients with normal left ventricular systolic function as control (Group II).Serum vitamin D levels and other variables were evaluated and compared in both studied groups.
Results: Patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction had a lower mean vitamin D level (8.62±5.44 ng/ml) compared with the control group (18.7±7.5 ng/ml) [P<0.001]. The percentage of patients with vitamin D deficiency was higher (84%) in group I compared with group II (70%) [P <0.001].
Conclusions: Vitamin D deficiency is common in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction.
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Published
2019-03-30
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ZANGANA, Salam Naser; AL-OTHMAN, Abdulkareem A.; HABEEB, Mudhafar A.. The frequency of vitamin D deficiency in patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction in Erbil-Iraq. Iraq Medical Journal, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, mar. 2019. ISSN 2521-8492. Available at: <http://www.jocms.org/index.php/imj/article/view/557>. Date accessed: 17 aug. 2019.
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