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Vitamin D may be helpful for chronic heart failure, according to new trial

Posted on: August 27, 2013   by  Brant Cebulla

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A new open label trial suggests that vitamin D supplementation may help patients with chronic heart failure.

Chronic heart failure is a disease characterized by the heart’s inability to sufficiently pump and maintain good blood flow for the rest of the body. The main causes of chronic heart failure are coronary artery disease, hypertension and cigarette smoking.

When you’re diagnosed with chronic heart failure, you have a significant increased risk of mortality. A common treatment for the disease is to prescribe renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) blockers, which effectively reduces morbidity and mortality for reasons we won’t go into detail about.

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