Frequency of Osteoporosis in Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
Annals of the College of Medicine, Mosul,
Volume 41, Issue 2, Pages 132-138
AbstractObjectives: To explore and discuss the possible relationship between coronary artery disease and osteoporosis in men and in postmenopausal women in comparison with healthy control.
Patients and methods: Fifty patients with ischemic heart diseases, with positive catheterization results whose ages range between 45 - 65 years old were enrolled in the study and referred as Group A. Fifty aapparently healthy subjects, matched for e with the patients group , were kept as control group and referred as Group B. We divided the patients understudy into two groups based on the mineral density they have; these groups are osteoporosis groupand normal bone mass group .
Results: The frequency of bone density by using Dexa (T-score) in studied subjects in Group A were normal (T-score= 5.5 to -0.9) in 34 (68%) subjects, osteopenia (T• score= -1 to -2.4) in 11 (22%) subjects, and osteoporosis (T-score = -2.5) in 5 (10%) subjects. For Group B, 32 (64%) hainormal Dexa results, 17 (34%) were osteopenic, and 1 (2%) had osteoporosis.
The study has found that the relationship between the two groups was not statistically significant when tested by the chi square test.
Conclusion: There was no relationship between osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Gender had no effects on osteoporosis.
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