Excess Non-CV Mortality Persists in Gout
Patients with gout not only have a well-recognized increased risk of dying from cardiovascular (CV) disease, but also have higher all-cause mortality and die prematurely from other diseases, a Swedish study indicated.In an analysis that included more than 800,000 individuals, patients with gout had a 17% higher risk of death from any cause compared with those without gout (HR 1.17, 95% CI 1.14-1.21), according to Aleksandra Turkiewicz, PhD, of Lund University, and colleagues.
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