ANGIOLOGY, cilt.63, ss.448-452, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
We aimed to elucidate the relation between serum uric acid (SUA) level and severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in nondiabetic, nonhypertensive patients (n = 246) with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Severity of CAD was assessed by the Gensini score. One, 2, and 3 or more diseased vessels were identified in 87 (35.4%), 55 (22.4%), and 104 (42.2%) patients, respectively. Patients with hyperuricemia had higher Gensini score, high number of diseased vessels, critical lesions, and total occlusion. Serum uric acid level was significantly associated with number of diseased vessels. Serum uric acid was an independent risk factor for multivessel disease by univariate analysis. High levels of SUA associated with the severity of CAD in nondiabetic, nonhypertensive patients with ACS.