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Article
August 15, 1959

HYPERURICEMIA—RELATIONSHIP TO HYPERCHOLESTEREMIA AND ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Author Affiliations

Cleveland

From the Division of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital.

JAMA. 1959;170(16):1909-1912. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010160025007
Abstract

Hyperuricemia appears to be a concomitant of myocardial infarction with practically the same degree of frequency as hypercholesteremia. In a group of 35 men studied, 79 % manifested serum uric acid levels above 6 mg. per 100 ml. It is recommended that, in assessing the proneness of a person to coronary heart disease, the uric acid level be considered, in addition to the cholesterol or other serum lipid levels, family history, and other factors. It is also advisable to use probenecid prophylactically in such patients.

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