Supplemental Vitamin D and Calcium in the Management of African Americans With Heart Failure Having Hypovitaminosis D
The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 01/28/2011
Zia AA et al. – The 14–week course of supplemental vitamin D and CaCO3 led to healthy 25(OH)D levels in African Americans (AA) with heart failure having vitamin D deficiency of moderate–to–marked severity. Albeit a small patient population, the findings suggest that this regimen may attenuate the accompanying secondary hyperparathyroidism and oxidative stress and improve ventricular function.