Supplemental calcium and vitamin D and long-term mortality in aortic stenosis

Calcium metabolism has long been implicated in aortic stenosis (AS). Studies assessing the long-term safety of oral calcium and/or vitamin D in AS are scarce yet imperative given the rising use among an elderly population prone to deficiency. We sought to identify the associations between supplemental calcium and vitamin D with mortality and progression of AS.
Conclusions: Supplemental calcium with or without vitamin D is associated with lower survival and greater AVR (aortic valve replacement) in elderly patients with mild-moderate AS.
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Kassis N, Hariri EH, Karrthik AK et al.

doi: 10.1136/heartjnl-2021-320215.

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