Uric acid and survival in chronic heart failure

Wolfram Doehner, Stefan D. Anker

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Abstract

We investigated the effectiveness of uric acid (UA) level as a prognostic indicator in chronic heart failure. We found that high serum levels of UA are a strong independent marker of impaired prognosis in patients with moderate to severe heart failure, and that a stepwise, graded relationship exists between the serum UA level and survival in chronic heart failure. Assessment of the UA level provides prognostic information that is independent of well-established parameters, such as clinical status and exercise capacity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalCardiology Review
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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