Differential influence of vitamin D analogs on left ventricular mass index in maintenance hemodialysis patients


Sezer S., Tutal E., Bal Z., Uyar M. E. , Bal U., Cakir Ü. , ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS, vol.37, no.2, pp.118-125, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5301/ijao.5000289
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARTIFICIAL ORGANS
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-125

Abstract

Purpose: Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common feature in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients. Inadequate treatment of SHPT has been associated with cardiovascular complications, and vitamin D therapy might influence the development of cardiovascular diseases. In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the effects of intravenous paricalcitol and calcitriol treatments on left ventricular mass index changes in MHD patients.