EVALUATION OF SERUM URIC ACID IN ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION

Dr. ArunaJyothi K S, Dr. M. V. Nagabushana

Abstract


BACK GROUND & OBJECTIVES: The association of raised serum uric acid levels with various cardiovascular risk
factors has often led to the debate of whether raised serum uric acid levels could be an independent risk factor in
essential hypertension.Hence we carried out a study to examine the possibility of hyperuricemia causing hypertension,
to see if there is a relationship between the serum uric acid levels and severity & duration of hypertension.
METHODOLOGY: The study was carried out in Narayana medical college,Nellore, the study period was of 12 months
from January 2018 to December 2018.A total of 400 patients were studied of which 200 were cases and 200 controls.
RESULTS: The study showed that serum uric acid levels were raised in patients with hypertension in comparison to
normotensives.


Keywords


Serum Uric Acid; Hypertension; JNC VIII; Hyperuricemia

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