Andreas Tomaschitz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vienna
Country: Austria

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Aldosterone and parathyroid hormone interactions as mediators of metabolic and cardiovascular disease
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria Specialist Clinic for Rehabilitation PV Bad Aussee, Bad Aussee, Austria Electronic address
    Metabolism 63:20-31. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Circulating aldosterone and mortality in female nursing home residents
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Exp Gerontol 48:313-8. 2013
  3. pmc Effect of eplerenone on parathyroid hormone levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, 8036, Austria
    BMC Endocr Disord 12:19. 2012
  4. pmc Circulating dopamine and C-peptide levels in fasting nondiabetic hypertensive patients: the Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Diabetes Care 35:1771-3. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Aldosterone and parathyroid hormone: a precarious couple for cardiovascular disease
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Cardiovasc Res 94:10-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Relationship between plasma aldosterone concentration and soluble cellular adhesion molecules in patients referred to coronary angiography
    A Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 119:649-55. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Independent association between 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the renin-angiotensin system: The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Clin Chim Acta 411:1354-60. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Association of plasma aldosterone with cardiovascular mortality in patients with low estimated GFR: the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) Study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Am J Kidney Dis 57:403-14. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Aldosterone to renin ratio--a reliable screening tool for primary aldosteronism?
    A Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Horm Metab Res 42:382-91. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Aldosterone and arterial hypertension
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:83-93. 2010

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Aldosterone and parathyroid hormone interactions as mediators of metabolic and cardiovascular disease
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria Specialist Clinic for Rehabilitation PV Bad Aussee, Bad Aussee, Austria Electronic address
    Metabolism 63:20-31. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Circulating aldosterone and mortality in female nursing home residents
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Exp Gerontol 48:313-8. 2013
    ..We therefore aimed to assess the relationship between circulating aldosterone levels and mortality in a population-based cohort study of female nursing home residents...
  3. pmc Effect of eplerenone on parathyroid hormone levels in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, Graz, 8036, Austria
    BMC Endocr Disord 12:19. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  4. pmc Circulating dopamine and C-peptide levels in fasting nondiabetic hypertensive patients: the Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Diabetes Care 35:1771-3. 2012
    ..We examined the association between circulating dopamine and C-peptide concentrations using data from the Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) study...
  5. doi request reprint Aldosterone and parathyroid hormone: a precarious couple for cardiovascular disease
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Cardiovasc Res 94:10-9. 2012
    ..In view of the reciprocal interaction between aldosterone and PTH and the potentially ensuing CV damage, studies are urgently needed to evaluate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies addressing the interaction between the two hormones...
  6. doi request reprint Relationship between plasma aldosterone concentration and soluble cellular adhesion molecules in patients referred to coronary angiography
    A Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes 119:649-55. 2011
    ..Little is known, however, regarding an association between circulating aldosterone levels and soluble cellular adhesion molecules in humans...
  7. doi request reprint Independent association between 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D, 25-hydroxyvitamin D and the renin-angiotensin system: The Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Clin Chim Acta 411:1354-60. 2010
    ..Antihypertensive and tissue-protective properties of vitamin D metabolites are increasingly attributed to the inhibition of renin synthesis by 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D [1,25(OH)2D] in the kidney...
  8. doi request reprint Association of plasma aldosterone with cardiovascular mortality in patients with low estimated GFR: the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) Study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Am J Kidney Dis 57:403-14. 2011
    ..We hypothesized that level of kidney function might modify the association between plasma aldosterone level and CVD mortality...
  9. doi request reprint Aldosterone to renin ratio--a reliable screening tool for primary aldosteronism?
    A Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Horm Metab Res 42:382-91. 2010
    ..This review also provides an overview about the physiology of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, highlights current laboratory methods for aldosterone and renin determination, and addresses potential influence factors on the ARR...
  10. doi request reprint Aldosterone and arterial hypertension
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:83-93. 2010
    ....
  11. doi request reprint Associations of plasma renin with 10-year cardiovascular mortality, sudden cardiac death, and death due to heart failure
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    Eur Heart J 32:2642-9. 2011
    ..This study in a large cohort of patients sought to evaluate the association between plasma renin concentration (PRC) and cardiovascular mortality after long-term follow-up of almost 10 years...
  12. doi request reprint Low homoarginine concentration is a novel risk factor for heart disease
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Heart 97:1222-7. 2011
    ..Homoarginine is an amino acid which may play a role in nitric oxide and energy metabolism. Low homoarginine concentrations have previously been linked to increased mortality, but the underlying mechanisms remain unknown...
  13. doi request reprint Hyperparathyroidism in patients with primary aldosteronism: cross-sectional and interventional data from the GECOH study
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E75-9. 2012
    ..Experimental studies suggest that aldosterone induces hypercalciuria and might contribute to hyperparathyroidism...
  14. doi request reprint Low 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with increased mortality in female nursing home residents
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E653-7. 2012
    ..Whether low 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25[OH]D) concentrations are an independent risk factor for mortality in these patients is, however, unclear...
  15. doi request reprint Aldosterone/renin ratio determines peripheral and central blood pressure values over a broad range
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    J Am Coll Cardiol 55:2171-80. 2010
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Vitamin D status and mortality in chronic kidney disease
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 26:3603-9. 2011
    ..73 m(2). Whether low 25(OH)D levels in these patients are associated with higher mortality is unclear. This issue was addressed in the present work...
  17. doi request reprint Vitamin D status and arterial hypertension: a systematic review
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Nat Rev Cardiol 6:621-30. 2009
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Cinacalcet hydrochloride for the treatment of hyperparathyroidism
    Nicolas Verheyen
    Medical University of Graz, Department of Cardiology, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 14:793-806. 2013
    ..Effective therapeutic strategies are warranted to reduce the burden of parathyroid hormone excess related morbidity and mortality. The calcimimetic agent cinacalcet hydrochloride is a promising treatment strategy in hyperparathyroidism...
  19. doi request reprint Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease: update and outlook
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Scand J Clin Lab Invest Suppl 243:83-91. 2012
    ..It should, however, be noted that justification for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency comes from evidence based benefits of vitamin D supplementation on musculoskeletal health...
  20. pmc Vitamin D and cardiovascular disease
    Katharina Kienreich
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, 8010 Graz, Austria
    Nutrients 5:3005-21. 2013
    ..At present, we can only conclude that vitamin D deficiency is an independent cardiovascular risk factor, but whether vitamin D supplementation can significantly improve cardiovascular outcomes is still largely unknown. ..
  21. doi request reprint Vitamin D, cardiovascular disease and mortality
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 75:575-84. 2011
    ..In current clinical practice, the overall risks and costs of vitamin D supplementation should be weighed against the potential adverse consequences of untreated vitamin D deficiency...
  22. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and myocardial diseases
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Mol Nutr Food Res 54:1103-13. 2010
    ..In our opinion, the current knowledge of the beneficial effects of vitamin D on myocardial and overall health strongly argue for vitamin D supplementation in all vitamin D-deficient patients with or at high risk for myocardial diseases...
  23. pmc Vitamin D, arterial hypertension & cerebrovascular disease
    Katharina Kienreich
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Indian J Med Res 137:669-79. 2013
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Low serum homoarginine is a novel risk factor for fatal strokes in patients undergoing coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Stroke 42:1132-4. 2011
    ..We aimed to investigate whether homoarginine levels are also associated with fatal strokes and a history of nonfatal cerebrovascular disease...
  25. doi request reprint Plasma aldosterone levels are associated with increased cardiovascular mortality: the Ludwigshafen Risk and Cardiovascular Health (LURIC) study
    Andreas Tomaschitz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Eur Heart J 31:1237-47. 2010
    ..With the present analysis, we aimed at evaluating prospectively whether plasma aldosterone correlates with all-cause and CV disease (CVD) mortality in a large cohort of patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation and regulatory T cells in apparently healthy subjects: vitamin D treatment for autoimmune diseases?
    Barbara Prietl
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:136-9. 2010
    ..Epidemiological data show significant associations of vitamin D deficiency and autoimmune diseases. Vitamin D may prevent autoimmunity by stimulating naturally occurring regulatory T cells...
  27. doi request reprint Parathyroid hormone level is associated with mortality and cardiovascular events in patients undergoing coronary angiography
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Eur Heart J 31:1591-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to elucidate whether PTH levels are associated with mortality and fatal cardiovascular events in patients referred for coronary angiography...
  28. doi request reprint Sclerostin and its association with physical activity, age, gender, body composition, and bone mineral content in healthy adults
    Karin Amrein
    Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, A 8036 Graz, Austria
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:148-54. 2012
    ..Sclerostin is produced by osteocytes and inhibits bone formation through the Wnt/β-catenin-signaling pathway. Only limited data are available on circulating sclerostin levels in healthy subjects...
  29. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of vitamin D insufficiency and cancer mortality
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
    Anticancer Res 29:3699-704. 2009
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation: a promising approach for the prevention and treatment of strokes
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Curr Drug Targets 12:88-96. 2011
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Role of vitamin D in arterial hypertension
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Medical University of Graz, Austria
    Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther 8:1599-608. 2010
    ..Therefore, we recommend that testing for and treating vitamin D deficiency in patients with arterial hypertension should be seriously considered...
  32. doi request reprint The role of vitamin D deficiency in cardiovascular disease: where do we stand in 2013?
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036, Graz, Austria
    Arch Toxicol 87:2083-103. 2013
    ....
  33. pmc Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) study: a diagnostic accuracy study of aldosterone to active renin ratio in screening for primary aldosteronism
    Stefan Pilz
    Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Nuclear Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
    BMC Endocr Disord 9:11. 2009
    ..CONCLUSION: Screening for PA with subsequent targeted treatment is of great potential benefit for hypertensive patients. In the GECOH study we will evaluate a standardised procedure for screening and diagnosing of this disease...
  34. pmc Associations of Sun Exposure with 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and Parathyroid Hormone Levels in a Cohort of Hypertensive Patients: The Graz Endocrine Causes of Hypertension (GECOH) Study
    Stefan Pilz
    Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
    Int J Endocrinol 2012:732636. 2012
    ..Translation of these findings into recommendations for the prevention and treatment of vitamin D deficiency remains a challenge for the future...