High Levels of Serum Uric Acid Impair Development of Coronary Collaterals in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome

Duran M., Ornek E., Murat S. N. , Turfan M., Vatankulu M. A. , Ocak A., ...More

ANGIOLOGY, vol.63, no.6, pp.472-475, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 63 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0003319711422433
  • Title of Journal : ANGIOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.472-475


We evaluated the association of serum uric acid (SUA) level and development of coronary collateral vessels (CCVs) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Patients (n = 224) with ACS were included in the study. Coronary collateral vessels were graded according to the Rentrop scoring system. Rentrop grade 0 was accepted as absence of CCV (group >= 1; n = 117) and Rentrop grade ayen1 was accepted as presence of CCV (group 2; n = 107). Rentrop 0-1 (poor CCV) were determined in 167 patients and Rentrop 2-3 (good CCV) were determined in 57 patients. Both presence of CCV (P < .001) and development of good CCV (P = .003) were significantly associated with low levels of SUA. We suggest that high levels of SUA affect the CCV development negatively in nondiabetic and nonhypertensive patients with ACS.