Helen B. Taussig, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The relation of vitamin D to the injury of the cardiovascular system is far from clear but evidence is steadily increasing to show that in all probability, at least in certain instances, excessive vitamin D intake may cause extensive injury to the cardiovascular system. This evidence is derived from our knowledge of idiopathic hypercalcemia and those changes seen in the type of supravalvular aortic stenosis that is associated with mental retardation of a peculiar facies.
The clinical syndrome of supravalvular aortic stenosis, associated with peripheral pulmonary stenosis, mental retardation, peculiar facies, and an abnormal denture, is now well established. In
Taussig HB. The John Phillips Memorial Award Lecture. Possible Injuries to the Cardiovascular System Due to Vitamin D Intake.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:1155–1156. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-5-1155_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(5):1155-1156.
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