Study of Serum Uric Acid Levels in Acute Myocardial InfarctionPatients
The present study has been undertaken with the following High uric acid level is a negative prognostic factor in patients with myocardial infarction. In myocardial infarction higher the uric acid level increases the risk of mortality rate. There is uncertainty about the role of uric acid in acute coronary syndrome and whether it could be used as a prognostic marker in MI patients. A detailed clinical examination was performed in all patients. 100 patients of acute myocardial infarction who fulfilled inclusion/exclusion criteria were enrolled for the study. Thirty three percent patients were known diabetic in our study. Non-diabetic and diabetic patients had comparable serum uric acid levels on Day-0 This finding is consistent with study which there was no significant association between serum uric acid level and diabetic status. However, this finding contrasts with other study which showed that hyper uricemia is significantly associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Twenty one percent patients had history of ischemic heart disease. There was significant difference between serum uric acid concentration at the time of admission and h/o ischemic heart disease.