Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia and smoking. In addition, uric acid levels have been found to be associated with a variety of cardiometabolic risk factors.
In this sense, Ricardo Rojas Humpire, Keila Jáuregui Rodríguez and Silvana Albornoz, students of the Professional School of Medicine and Dr. Salomón Huancahuire Vega from Peruvian Union University, along with other professionals published the research article entitled «Association and diagnostic value of a novel uric acid index to cardiovascular risk», in the Practical Laboratory Medicine Journal (Open access) Quartile 3.
The aim of the study was to assess the association and diagnostic value of a novel uric acid index (UA index) to cardiovascular risk (CVR).
For this purpose, a cross-sectional study was carried out, in which 291 adults (206 women and 85 men) from the Huaycan Hospital participated.
The results showed that the UA index presented good diagnostic accuracy and a significant independent association with high CVR in adults in Peru.
Thus, the result can be used to assess CVR and continue the therapeutic process in primary health care.