Serum uric acid in hypertensive patients.

  title={Serum uric acid in hypertensive patients.},
  author={Christopher John Bulpitt},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={37 12},
Both the average serum uric acid and annual increment were determined in 250 treated patients attending a hypertension clinic. The average serum uric acid was greater in men compared with women, in patients receiving a thiazide diuretic and in patients with a high average plasma urea. The mean annual increment in uric acid was close to zero (0.0017 mmol/litre per year) and was not related to sex, age, blood pressure control, diuretic therapy, or plasma urea. There was an unexplained positive… CONTINUE READING


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