Himayat Ullah, Muhammad Ashraf
Aim: To determine the frequency and relation of hyperuricemia with congestive heart failure.
Methodology: This was a cross sectional descriptive study that was done in Department of cardiology Hayatabad Medical Complex Peshawar after approval from the hospital ethical committee. The duration of study was 6 months.
Results: Total 145 patients with Congestive Heart Failure were studied. Out of these 145 patients, 87 patients were males and 58 patients were females. Among these 145 CHF patients, 93 patients were found to be hyperuricemia. Out of these 93 hyperuricemia patients, 77 patients were males and 16 patients were females. Among these 93 hyperuricemia patients, 38 patients were in NYHA Class II, 25 patients were in NYHA Class III and 30 patients were in NYHA Class IV.
Conclusion: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) was associated with high serum uric acid (SUA) levels. Hyperuricemia was more common in males as compared to females. Serum uric acid (SUA) levels were also directly related to the clinical severity of CHF.
Keywords: Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Hyperuricemia, New York Health Association (NYHA).