Uric acid as a potential mediator of cardiovascular morbidity in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome


KANBAY A. , Inonu H., Solak Y., Erden A., Uslu E., Yuksel S. A. , ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, vol.25, no.5, pp.471-476, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejim.2014.04.005
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.471-476

Abstract

Background and aims: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is now considered as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular (CV) disease. Although uric acid is increasingly being implicated in CV morbidity and mortality, no study attempted to determine independent role of uric acid in CV morbidity of OSA patients. We aimed to assess the role of serum uric acid as a potential mechanism of CV morbidity in a nonselected cohort of OSA patients.