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Higher serum calcium levels linked to increased risk for CAD, MI

July 25, 2017

Patients with a genetic predisposition to increased serum calcium levels had a higher risk for CAD and MI, according to findings published in JAMA.

Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, associate professor at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and colleagues conducted a Mendelian randomization analysis with six single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with serum calcium on a sample of 184,305 participants, 60,801 of whom had CAD. Seventy percent of the participants with CAD had an MI.

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Increased BMI affects CV health in young adults

July 10, 2017
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Smoking linked to loss of cardioprotection conferred by ADAMTS7 variant

July 6, 2017
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Clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential increases CHD risk

June 26, 2017
Patients who have clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential in peripheral blood cells had an elevated risk for CHD, according to a study published in The New
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