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February 21, 2017

Targeting uric acid

The conference’s keynote lecture, delivered by Professor Austin Stack (University Hospital, Limerick, Ireland), homed in on the idea that serum uric acid directly contributes to increased cardiovascular disease. This was shown in his team’s work published in 2013,1 which used retrospective data to identify a direct correlation between raised serum uric acid concentrations and increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

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June 26, 2015

Allopurinol use and risk of non-fatal acute myocardial infarction

Allopurinol is associated with a reduced risk of non-fatal acute myocardial infarction (AMI), which seems to be dose-dependent and duration-dependent, according to a study published recently in Heart.1

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November 3, 2011

Allopurinol to reduce CAD mortality?

High-dose allopurinol could reduce future cardiovascular mortality in coronary artery disease (CAD), “over and above existing optimum therapy”, according to a study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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June 25, 2010

Allopurinol, an old drug with new benefits in CKD and angina

Allopurinol, which has commonly been used to treat gout for over 40 years, has had a new lease of life recently as it may help preserve renal function, according to an analysis appearing in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) (1) and it is also potentially a drug for treatment of angina.

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