Uric acid level and its association with carotid intima-media thickness in patients with hypertension

TAVİL Y., KAYA M. G. , Oktar S. O. , ŞEN N., Okyay K., Yazlcl H. U. , ...Daha Fazla

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.197, ss.159-163, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) measured noninvasively by ultrasonography is now widely used as a surrogate marker for atherosclerotic disease and directly associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Hyperuricemia (HU) is a well recognized risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The independence of this association from other confounding factors has remained controversial. But the possible contributory effect of HU to carotid intima-media thickness (C-IMT) produced by hypertension (HT) has not been clarified yet. The study was designed to assess the C-IMT in patients with hypertension (HT) with or without HU.