RE: Higher Risk of Incident Heart Failure in Older Adults with Gout
From: Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH
MedPage has (May 6, 2020) reported a study by Lisandro D. Colantonio, Kenneth G. Saag, et al., indicating that 4% of the U.S. population ('6 million men and '2 million women) are affected by gout. Furthermore, older individuals with gout were at increased risk for incident heart failure, but not for incident coronary heart disease or stroke or all-cause mortality.
Leonard A. Levy, DPM, MPH, Fort Lauderdale, FL