Iperuricemia e rischio cardiovascolare: studio epidemiologico nell'anziano.

Translated title of the contribution: Hyperuricemia and cardiac risK factors: epidemiologic study in the aged

G. Cadeddu, P. Fioravanti, R. Antonicelli, P. M. Gasparrini, R. Gaetti

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The aim of our study is to evaluate whether hyperuricemia may be considered a cardiovascular risk factor also in the elderly. 370 subjects over 60-years-old of both sexes were examined of which 148 presented an ischemic heart disease and 222, age and sex homogeneous, were considered as control group. Serum uric acid was determined. A strong difference among the two groups (p <0.001) was statistically demonstrated. Such modifications were sex independent. A strict correlation of hyperuricemia and hyper trygliceridemia was present; in fact high uric acid levels were mostly found in the group with triglycerides > 200 mg/dl (p <0.02). In the whole group and in males a stability of uric acid was noted. In females a significant increase among the first (60-69 years) and the second (70-79 years) age class was present. In conclusion, a positive role of hyperuricemia in the ischemic heart disease pathogenesis is possible.

Translated title of the contributionHyperuricemia and cardiac risK factors: epidemiologic study in the aged
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
JournalMinerva Cardioangiologica
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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