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The purpose of this study is to determine if vitamin D supplementation changes the results of certain tests associated with inflammation in the body using an oral, synthetic form of vitamin D called paricalcitol.
Vitamin D deficiency is common and has been associated with an increased risk of heart disease. In patients with the combination of kidney disease and heart disease, inflammation is thought to contribute to a high rate of cardiac events. Less is known about the effects of vitamin D supplementation on certain tests associated with inflammation in the body.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Coronary Artery Disease
Thomas Jefferson University
Thomas Jefferson University
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:02-0400
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Surgical therapy of ischemic coronary artery disease achieved by grafting a section of saphenous vein, internal mammary artery, or other substitute between the aorta and the obstructed coronary artery distal to the obstructive lesion.
Direct myocardial revascularization in which the internal mammary artery is anastomosed to the right coronary artery, circumflex artery, or anterior descending coronary artery. The internal mammary artery is the most frequent choice, especially for a single graft, for coronary artery bypass surgery.
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A congenital coronary vessel anomaly in which the left main CORONARY ARTERY originates from the PULMONARY ARTERY instead of from AORTA. The congenital heart defect typically results in coronary artery FISTULA; LEFT-SIDED HEART FAILURE and MITRAL VALVE INSUFFICIENCY during the first months of life.
Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause.
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