Vascular Health Sciences Medical Advisor Dr. Derrick DeSilva, M.D. Explains Influence of Vitamin D Deficiency on Vascular Health
New research shows a correlation between vitamin D deficiency and negative vascular consequences. Dr. Derrick DeSilva explains the implications.
Edison, NJ (PRWEB) January 06, 2013
A clinical study involving 206 patients admitted for acute coronary syndromes (ACS) found that there may be a correlation between severe vitamin D deficiency and mortality and that Vitamin D levels may be an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality rates.
In a blog post published yesterday on ArteryHealth.org, Vascular Health Sciences Medical Advisor Dr. Derrick DeSilva stressed the importance of Vitamin D in the bloodstream.
“The next time you have your blood work done insist that your doctor draw a Vitamin D blood test,” said DeSilva.
Dr. DeSilva, M.D. is a practicing Internist and Senior Attending Staff at Raritan Bay Medical Center and is on the teaching faculty at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey.
“The reference range for the blood test is 30-100ng/ml. In my opinion and the opinion of many other health care practitioners is that the ideal Vitamin D level should be between 40-60ng/ml.”
For an abstract summary of the study, visit the Artery Health blog at ArteryHealth.org/blog. For clinical research and data on the vital role of the glycocalyx in maintaining a healthy heart and arteries, visit ArteryHealth.org.
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Founded in 2010, Vascular Health Sciences explores technologies, develops products and disseminates information to increase awareness and promote the proper care of the endothelial glycocalyx. Vascular Health Sciences is committed to increasing awareness of the glycocalyx and its role in vascular health, and to providing products supporting the care of this essential system. For more information, visit VascularHealthSciences.com, or follow updates on Twitter by ArteryHealth.org.
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