1. Recurrent Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Admissions for Patients with Reduced vs. Preserved Ejection Fraction (From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study)

    Recurrent Acute Decompensated Heart Failure Admissions for Patients with Reduced vs. Preserved Ejection Fraction (From the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study)

    The aims of the current study were to elucidate features of culprit lesion plaque morphology using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in relation to elevated serum uric acid (sUA) levels and to clarify the impact of sUA levels on adverse clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Clinical data and outcomes were compared between ACS patients with sUA ≥6 mg/dL (high-sUA; n=506) and sUA <6.0 mg/dL (low-sUA; n=608). Angiography and OCT findings were analyzed in patients with pre-intervention OCT and compared between groups of high-sUA (n=206) and low-sUA (n=273). Patients with high-sUA ...

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