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The calcium:albumin ratio is an insightful measure that can indicate various health conditions.
A high ratio may signify malnutrition, pathological processes, or an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and aortic stenosis, while a low ratio may indicate vitamin D or calcium insufficiency.
Research has shown that an elevated calcium:albumin ratio is strongly linked to all-cause mortality and can predict cardiovascular events in individuals with existing CVD.
In studies involving patients with non-ST elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and aortic stenosis (AS), a significantly higher ratio was found compared to healthy controls. This higher ratio, measured through tools like the SYNTAX score, reflects an increased atherosclerotic burden and has been associated with conditions like hypertension and progressive calcification leading to vessel obstruction
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