Independent impact of gout on mortality and risk for coronary heart disease.

@article{Choi2007IndependentIO,
  title={Independent impact of gout on mortality and risk for coronary heart disease.},
  author={Hyon K. Choi and Gary Curhan},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={116 8},
  pages={894-900}
}
BACKGROUND Although gout and hyperuricemia are related to several conditions that are associated with reduced survival, no prospective data are available on the independent impact of gout on mortality. Furthermore, although many studies have suggested that hyperuricemia is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD), limited data are available on the impact of gout on CVD. METHODS AND RESULTS Over a 12-year period, we prospectively examined the relation between a history of gout and the risk… CONTINUE READING

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