Clinical Studies in Arterial Calcification

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Abstract

18F-Sodium Fluoride Positron Emission Tomography can identify regions of vascular calcification activity that progress to
macroscopic calcifications years later and image analysis techniques are reproducible. Vitamin K may prevent the development
of new regions of vascular calcification activity detected by 18F-Sodium Fluoride Positron Emission Tomography, though
colchicine has no effect. Dietary vitamin K intake is inversely associated with cardiovascular disease risk.
18F-Sodium Fluoride Positron Emission Tomography may serve as a useful risk stratification tool in cardiovascular disease and
vitamin K may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by inhibtitng calcification activity within the vasculature.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Schultz, Carl, Supervisor
  • Watts, Gerald, Supervisor
  • Francis, Roslyn, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date9 Jun 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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