The study of serum uric acid in cerebrovascular accident patients and correlation with hypertension


  • Mahendra Chouhan Department of Medicine, GMC Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Rakesh K. Sisodia Department of Medicine, GMC Ratlam, Madhya Pradesh, India



Cerebrovascular accident, Hypertension, Stroke, Uric acid


Background: Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is also called Stroke. These is a well-recognized epidemiological link between elevated serum uric acid and increased cerebrovascular risk. Several studies have identified as elevated serum uric acid concentration as a predictor of cerebrovascular events. The aim of this study was to correlate serum uric acid in cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patients with Hypertension.

Methods: A prospective study was conducted on 100 patients aged >18 years of admitted with new onset focal/global neurological deficit/event with cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Brain imaging (CT/MRI) was performed on the patients within 24-48 hrs of admission. Data was collected with regards to patient’s demography, medical history, risk factors for stroke or vascular disease. Serum uric acid was measured as part of fasting biochemical profile taken within 24-48 hrs of admission by standard analytical methods in Biochemistry department.

Results: Out of 100 patients included in this study 74 of them were male and 26 were female. Among 100 patients 61 patients had hemorrhage, out of which 45 (73.77%) were male and 16 (26.23%) were female, followed by 39 patients had infract, out of which 29 (74.35%) were male and 10 (25.65%) were female. Mean value of serum uric acid levels in hypertensive patients was significantly high in comparison to normotensive patients.

Conclusions: Concluded that correlation of serum uric acid in cerebrovascular accident (CVA) patients with Hypertension was found statistically significant.


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