Eswar Krishnan, MD M.Phil

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  • Hyperuricemia and the echocardiographic measures of myocardial dysfunction. Congestive heart failure (Greenwich, Conn.) Krishnan, E., Hariri, A., Dabbous, O., Pandya, B. J. 2012; 18 (3): 138-143


    Few studies have investigated the association between hyperuricemia and subclinical myocardial dysfunction. The authors analyzed the relationship between serum uric acid and subclinical markers of heart failure in participants in the Framingham Offspring Cohort (N=2169, mean age 57.3 years, 55.4% women). Cardiac dysfunction was assessed through echocardiographic measurements of left ventricular (LV) mass and thickness, end-diastolic LV thickness, and LV fractional shortening at the sixth visit, approximately 24 years after study onset. Participants in the highest serum uric acid quartile (? 6.2 mg/dL serum uric acid) had a significantly greater frequency of echocardiographic abnormalities compared with those in the lowest quartile (<4.3 mg/dL). Those in the highest quartile had multivariable-adjusted odds ratios of 9.013 (95% confidence interval, 2.051-39.604) for abnormal LV ejection fraction and 4.584 (95% confidence interval, 1.951-10.768) for LV systolic dysfunction compared with those in the lowest quartile. Hyperuricemia in young adults can be a marker for subsequent heart failure.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2011.00259.x

    View details for PubMedID 22587743

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