This study aimed to evaluate the effect of vitamin D on the function of the cardiovascular system in patients who underwent a minimal coronary procedure. During this study, 41 coronary artery disease patients were allocated to a group receiving the standard treatment in combination with a vitamin D supplement or a group receiving only the standard treatment. Vitamin D levels were analyzed, and major adverse cardiovascular events (for instance, myocardial infarction, stroke, or cardiovascular death) were evaluated after a 3 months follow-up. Among patients with low vitamin D levels, 28% showed major adverse cardiovascular events compared to patients with sufficient vitamin D levels who experienced no adverse events (0%). These results indicate that vitamin D deficiency is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular complications. In contrast, supplementation with vitamin D was shown to improve cardiovascular health. For more details, please see the study.
Navarro-Valverde et al.