Serum uric acid levels as a predictor of in-hospital death in patients hospitalized for decompensated heart failure.

@article{engel2005SerumUA,
  title={Serum uric acid levels as a predictor of in-hospital death in patients hospitalized for decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Atiye Çengel and Sedat T{\"u}rkoğlu and Murat Turfan and B{\"u}lent Boyaci},
  journal={Acta cardiologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={489-92}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine the value of serum uric acid levels in predicting in-hospital mortality of chronic heart failure patients hospitalized for decompensation in spite of appropriate medical therapy. METHODS AND RESULTS This study was conducted in patients who were admitted to our clinic between January 2003 and April 2004 due to decompensated heart failure. Only patients who had a functional capacity of class IV and who already received loop diuretic and ACE… CONTINUE READING