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Vitamin D Deficiency & Cardiovascular Disease

Sarkinen, Bonnie E. MS, FNP

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000393972.23222.42

Evolving data indicate that vitamin D deficiency is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The purpose of this article is to increase NPs' awareness of the link between vitamin D deficiency and CVD, and to assist with recommendations for screening and treatment in at-risk patients.

Bonnie E. Sarkinen is a family nurse practitioner in Vancouver, Wash.

© 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.