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. , ...More

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, vol.197, no.1, pp.159-163, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 197 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2007.03.008
  • Title of Journal : ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-163


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.