Identification of the Uric Acid Thresholds Predicting an Increased Total and Cardiovascular Mortality Over 20 Years

A. Virdis, S. Masi, E. Casiglia, V. Tikhonoff, A.F.G. Cicero, A. Ungar, G. Rivasi, M. Salvetti, C.M. Barbagallo, M. Bombelli, R. Dell'Oro, B. Bruno, L. Lippa, L. D'Elia, P. Verdecchia, F. Mallamaci, M. Cirillo, M. Rattazzi, P. Cirillo, L. GesualdoA. Mazza, C. Giannattasio, A. Maloberti, M. Volpe, G. Tocci, G. Georgiopoulos, G. Iaccarino, P. Nazzaro, G. Parati, P. Palatini, F. Galletti, C. Ferri, G. Desideri, F. Viazzi, R. Pontremoli, M.L. Muiesan, G. Grassi, C. Borghi, from the Working Group on Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Risk of the Italian Society of Hypertension

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Serum uric acid (SUA) levels discriminating across the different strata of cardiovascular risk is still unknown. By utilizing a large population-based database, we assessed the threshold of SUA that increases the risk of total mortality and cardiovascular mortality (CVM). The URRAH study (Uric Acid Right for Heart Health) is a multicentre retrospective, observational study, which collected data from several large population-based longitudinal studies in Italy and subjects recruited in the hypertension clinics of the Italian Society of Hypertension. Total mortality was defined as mortality for any cause, CVM as death due to fatal myocardial infarction, stroke, sudden cardiac death, or heart failure. A total of 22 714 subjects were included in the analysis. Multivariate Cox regression analyses identified an independent association between SUA and total mortality (hazard ratio, 1.53 [95% CI, 1.21-1.93]) or CVM (hazard ratio, 2.08 [95% CI, 1.146-2.97]; P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)302-308
Number of pages7
JournalHypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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Virdis, A., Masi, S., Casiglia, E., Tikhonoff, V., Cicero, A. F. G., Ungar, A., Rivasi, G., Salvetti, M., Barbagallo, C. M., Bombelli, M., Dell'Oro, R., Bruno, B., Lippa, L., D'Elia, L., Verdecchia, P., Mallamaci, F., Cirillo, M., Rattazzi, M., Cirillo, P., ... Hypertension, F. T. W. G. O. U. A. A. C. R. O. T. I. S. O. (2020). Identification of the Uric Acid Thresholds Predicting an Increased Total and Cardiovascular Mortality Over 20 Years. Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979), 75(2), 302-308.