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No Correlation Between Urate Crystal Identification and Cardiovascular Risk

Oct 30, 2015 12:58 pm

A Danish cohort study examined patients with hyperuricemia  and compared outcomes in those proven to have urate crystal deposition (317 patients) and matched 1:1 to patients without urate crystals. Interestingly, of the 80,726, 79,629 did not have uric acid crystal identification. 

They found no difference between the two groups with regard to cardiovascular outcomes (hazard ratios = 0.86; 95 % confidence interval (CI) 0.52 - 1.43) or death (hazard ratio 0.74; CI 0.45 - 1.21). Hence, the presence of urate crystal precipitations does not to confer an added cardiovascular risk in hyperuricemic patients.

The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose related to this subject

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