Evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors and bone mineral density in post menopausal women undergoing coronary angiography


Tekin G. , KEKİLLİ E., Yagmur J., Uckan A., Yagmur C., Aksoy Y., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.131, no.1, pp.66-69, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.09.002
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-69

Abstract

Background: The underlying mechanism by which osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease may be linked is not fully understood. However studies mainly focused on the association between bone mineral density (BMD) and cardiovascular risk factors or atherosclerosis itself by only assessing the presence of vascular calcification. In this study we aimed to evaluate both cardiovascular risk factors, and presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) in post-menopausal women patients with and without low BMD.