Hyperuricemia as a prognostic factor in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

  title={Hyperuricemia as a prognostic factor in pulmonary arterial hypertension.},
  author={Daniele Bendayan and David Shitrit and Mordechai Ygla and Michael Huerta and Gershon Fink and Mordechai Reuven Kramer},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={97 2},
Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a malignant disease with a median survival of 3 years. Uric acid levels are elevated in severe heart failure and in states of hypoxemia. Early data suggest a correlation between hyperuricemia and severe pulmonary arterial hypertension. We studied 29 patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension diagnosed and treated… CONTINUE READING