Uric acid is predictive of cardiovascular mortality and sudden cardiac death in subjects referred for coronary angiography.

@article{Silbernagel2013UricAI,
  title={Uric acid is predictive of cardiovascular mortality and sudden cardiac death in subjects referred for coronary angiography.},
  author={Guenther Silbernagel and Mar{\'i}a Mercedes Hoffmann and Tanja B. Grammer and Bernhard Otto Boehm and Winfried Maerz},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  year={2013},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          46-52
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS High serum uric acid (SUA) is suggested to be causally involved in the pathogenesis of vascular disease. The present study aimed to investigate whether SUA independently predicts all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality and sudden cardiac death in subjects scheduled for coronary angiography. METHODS AND RESULTS We studied participants of the LUdwigshafen RIsk and Cardiovascular health (LURIC) study. A total of 3245 individuals were included in the analysis. There was… CONTINUE READING
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