Endocrinol Metab > Volume 27(1); 2012 > Article
Endocrinology and Metabolism 2012;27(1):39-44.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3803/EnM.2012.27.1.39    Published online March 1, 2012.
Association of Coronary Artery Disease and Osteoporotic Vertebral Fracture in Korean Men and Women.
Sun Ok Song, Kyung Won Park, Seung Hoon Yoo, Won Jun Koh, Byung Soo Kang, Tae Ho Kim, Hyeong Jin Kim, Yun Hyeong Cho, Deok Kyu Cho, Se Hwa Kim
1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
2Department of Internal Medicine, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea. bonesh@naver.com
The association of osteoporotic vertebral fracture or osteoporosis with coronary artery disease (CAD) was investigated in Korean men and women. METHODS: Four hundred consecutive postmenopausal women and men aged 50 years and older, undergoing coronary angiography, were enrolled for the evaluation of established or suspected coronary artery disease. CAD was diagnosed if there was narrowing of > 50% diameter in one or more major coronary artery. Morphometric vertebral fracture was assessed using lateral thoracic and lumbar spine radiographs. Bone mineral density was performed using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. RESULTS: Of the 400 subjects in the study (mean age of 61.9 +/- 11.6 years), 256 patients had CAD. Vertebral fracture was observed in 94 (23.5%) patients. There was no difference in vertebral fracture according to the presence or absence of CAD. In logistic regression analysis, vertebral fracture was not significantly associated with CAD after adjustment for multiple risk factors. Although women had lower BMD at any given site than men, BMD was not associated with the presence or absence of CAD among 191 patients. CONCLUSION: Our study demonstrated that osteoporotic vertebral fracture or osteoporosis was not associated with coronary artery disease in Korean men and women.
Key Words: Atherosclerosis, Bone mineral density, Coronary artery disease, Osteoporosis, Vertebral fracture

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