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 contribution||Hyperuricemia and cardiac risK factors: epidemiologic study in the aged|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine