Patients with gout are more likely to experience cardiovascular event following flare

Patients with gout are more likely to experience a cardiovascular event following a flare, according to data published in JAMA.
“In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors, inflammation is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” Edoardo Cipolletta, MD, of the department of academic rheumatology at the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, and co-authors wrote.
“Gout is characterized by low-grade inflammation with elevated concentration of proinflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species, formation of neutrophil extracellular traps,

Patients with gout are more likely to experience a cardiovascular event following a flare, according to data published in JAMA.
“In addition to traditional cardiovascular risk factors, inflammation is an important risk factor for cardiovascular diseases,” Edoardo Cipolletta, MD, of the department of academic rheumatology at the University of Nottingham, in the United Kingdom, and co-authors wrote.
“Gout is characterized by low-grade inflammation with elevated concentration of proinflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen species, formation of neutrophil extracellular traps,