Biological Trace Element Research

, Volume 6, Issue 5, pp 431–439 | Cite as

Low plasma Chromium in patients with coronary artery and heart diseases

  • Monique Simonoff
  • Yvan Llabador
  • Charles Hamon
  • Arthur Mackenzie Peers
  • Gabriel Nicolas Simonoff


Plasma chromium concentrations have been determined for 150 patients. These were subjected to coronary artery cineangiography and thereby divided into three groups: group CAD (those with coronary artery disease), group HD (those with heart disease, but no CAD) and group N (those with no CAD and no HD). Weighted, average chromium levels for these groups were 1.05, 1.72, and 8.51 ng/mL, respectively. The distributions of plasma chromium levels for the three groups suggest that an upper limit for plasma chromium may be established (6 ng/mL in this work) beyond which CAD may be considered to be extremely unlikely, thus eliminating the need for a certain number of cineangiographic examinations.

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Chromium, in human plasma human plasma, chromium in  plasma, chromium in human heart disease, plasma chromium in coronary artery disease, plasma chromium in 


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© Humana Press Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Monique Simonoff
    • 1
  • Yvan Llabador
    • 1
  • Charles Hamon
    • 1
  • Arthur Mackenzie Peers
    • 1
  • Gabriel Nicolas Simonoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Chimie NucléaireERA 144, CENBGBordeaux- GradignanFrance

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