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

Tavil Y., Kaya M. G. , ÖZHAN OKTAR S. , Sen N., Okyay K., Yazlcl H. U. , ...Daha Fazla

ATHEROSCLEROSIS, cilt.197, sa.1, ss.159-163, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 197 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2007.03.008
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.