Low BMD Associated with Higher Coronary Plaque Burden

May 15, 2018

Is there a relationship between osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and mortality? This new study aimed to find out. 

Naser Ahmadi, MD, PhD, and fellow researches at the University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine found that osteoporosis is associated with more severe coronary artery calcium build up. Thumb through the slides above for details on the study and take home points for physicians.For more information: Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, et al. The relation of low levels of bone mineral density with coronary artery calcium and mortality. Osteoporos Int. 2018;1-8.