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OBJECTIVE Uric acid is a product of the activity of xanthine oxidase, an enzyme linked to oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and heart failure. It is unclear whether adding uric acid levels(More)
BACKGROUND Thyroid hormones have profound effect on the heart and peripheral vasculature. Hypothyroidism is associated with an increase in a number of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors(More)
AIM It is unclear if metabolic syndrome (MS) is equal to type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) in predicting cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and mortality, and its prognostic value compared to Framingham(More)