DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOLOGY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, ZANJAN MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY, ZANJAN, IRAN
Background- Hyperuricemia is accompanied by many cardiovascular risk factors. However, the relationship between them, especially with acute myocardial infarction has not been confirmed. The aim of this study was to measure the blood uric acid level in myocardial infarction patients, as well as determine the frequency distribution of blood uric acid levels in our subjects according to their sex, age, smoking habit, blood sugar level, blood lipid level and systolic/diastolic blood pressure.
Method- The study is a descriptive-analytic research with easy, non-random sampling. The data was extracted from the patients' files with myocardial infarction in Zanjan Beheshti Hospital in 2001, and analyzed by calculating measures of central tendency and variability.
Results- The mean blood uric acid level in men was 8.23 mg/dl (SD=2.13; reliability: 14.5-3.5) and 8.23mg/dl in women (SD=2.21; reliability: 14.9-4.5). It had a negative relationship with cholesterol level, but had a positive relationship with age, blood pressure, triglycerides and fasting blood sugar. However, these relations were not meaningful. There was a meaningful relationship between high blood pressure history and hyperuricemia (P=0.0005), as well as a significant difference among age groups regarding blood uric acid level (P=0.024), but this was not significant for women (P=0.066).
Conclusion- There is a meaningful relationship between hyperuricemia, hypertension and advancing age in men, but blood uric acid level has had no relationship with other risk factors.