Predictive Value of Elevated Uric Acid in Turkish Patients Undergoing Primary Angioplasty for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction


AKGUL O., Uyarel H., PUSUROGLU H., GUL M., ISIKSACAN N., TUREN S., ...More

ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA, vol.30, no.2, pp.119-127, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : ACTA CARDIOLOGICA SINICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.119-127
  • Keywords: Primary angioplasty, ST elevation myocardial infarction, Uric acid, XANTHINE-OXIDASE, PROGNOSTIC VALUE, RISK-FACTOR, CORONARY, MORTALITY, HYPERURICEMIA, DYSFUNCTION

Abstract

Background: Uric acid (UA) is an independent risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease. Serum UA levels have been correlated with all major forms of death from cardiovascular disease, including acute, subacute, and chronic forms of coronary artery disease (CAD), heart failure, and stroke. However, its value in acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remains unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of UA in patients with STEMI undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).