• Reiner Bartl
  • Christoph Bartl


Many reports have dealt with the connection between osteoporosis and cardiological conditions. For example, a recent study investigated the presence of osteoporosis in 198 patients undergoing coronary angiography because of chest pain. The results showed that 53 (27%) had osteoporosis, 79 (40%) had osteopenia, and only 66 (33%) had normal BMD values. Moreover, 76% of the patients with osteoporosis and 78% of those with osteopenia had obstructive coronary artery disease.


Chest pain Coronary angiography Vascular calcification Thiazide diuretic Obstructive coronary artery disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reiner Bartl
    • 1
  • Christoph Bartl
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Osteoporosis and Bone CenterMunichGermany
  2. 2.Center of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineMunichGermany

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