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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 192

Evaluation of serum vitamin D Level as a prognostic marker in the clinical manifestations of acute coronary syndrome patients


Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq

Date of Submission09-Apr-2020
Date of Decision26-May-2020
Date of Acceptance30-May-2020
Date of Web Publication16-Jul-2020

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mahmood Dhahir Al-Mendalawi
Department of Paediatrics, Al-Kindy College of Medicine, University of Baghdad, P.O. Box: 55302, Baghdad Post Office, Baghdad
Iraq
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_27_20

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Evaluation of serum vitamin D Level as a prognostic marker in the clinical manifestations of acute coronary syndrome patients. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2020;6:192

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Al-Mendalawi MD. Evaluation of serum vitamin D Level as a prognostic marker in the clinical manifestations of acute coronary syndrome patients. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26];6:192. Available from: http://www.j-pcs.org/text.asp?2020/6/2/192/289991



Dear Editor,

I read an interesting study by Anghan et al.[1] published in September–December 2019 issue of the Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences. The authors studied serum Vitamin D (VD) levels in an unselected cohort of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) Indian patients at the time of hospital admission and its possible correlation with in-hospital complications. They found that 82.9% of the studied patients with ACS were VD deficient. Diabetic and dyslipidemic ACS patients were correlated strongly with VD deficiency, but there was no correlation between ACS outcomes and VD deficiency.[1] The authors mentioned a few study limitations. I assume that the following methodological limitation might cast additional suspicions on the study findings. It is noteworthy that even in India, where there is an abundance of sunshine, VD deficiency is an important health concern. The published data showed that VD deficiency prevalence ranged from 30% to 91.2% among adults in India.[2] Therefore, I presume that conducting large, multicenter, case–control studies recruiting cases group with ACS and age- and gender-matched control group could better assess VD status in ACS patients and its correlation with ACS outcomes.

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Anghan H, Prajapati J, Patel IV, Thangasami S, Patel N. Evaluation of serum vitamin d level as a prognostic marker in the clinical manifestation of acute coronary syndrome patients. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2019;5:166-70.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Kamboj P, Dwivedi S, Toteja GS. Prevalence of hypovitaminosis D in India & way forward. Indian J Med Res 2018;148:548-56.  Back to cited text no. 2
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