Serum uric acid and target organ damage in primary hypertension.

  title={Serum uric acid and target organ damage in primary hypertension.},
  author={Francesca Viazzi and Denise Parodi and Giovanna Leoncini and Angelica Parodi and Valeria Falqui and Elena Ratto and Simone Vettoretti and Gian Paolo Bezante and Massimo Del Sette and Giacomo Deferrari and Roberto Pontremoli},
  volume={45 5},
The role of serum uric acid as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular and renal morbidity is controversial. A better understanding of its relationship with preclinical organ damage may help clarify the mechanism(s) implicated in the development of early cardiovascular disease. We evaluated the association between uric acid and the presence and degree of target organ damage in 425 (265 males, 160 females) middle-aged, untreated patients with essential hypertension. Left ventricular mass… CONTINUE READING
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