Uric acid, left ventricular mass index, and risk of cardiovascular disease in essential hypertension.

@article{Iwashima2006UricAL,
  title={Uric acid, left ventricular mass index, and risk of cardiovascular disease in essential hypertension.},
  author={Yoshio Iwashima and Takeshi Horio and Kei Kamide and Hiromi Rakugi and Toshio Ogihara and Yuhei Kawano},
  journal={Hypertension},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 2},
  pages={195-202}
}
Elevated serum uric acid (UA) is frequently encountered in individuals with hypertension, but whether the relationship between UA and cardiovascular events is circumstantial or causal remains to be answered. We examined the association between serum UA and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) and investigated prospectively whether the combination of UA and LVMI can predict the incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in asymptomatic subjects with essential hypertension. A total of 619 subjects… CONTINUE READING