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Large Population-Based Study Underscores Link Between Gout, CVD Event Risk

Key clinical point: Gout may increase the risk of both fatal and nonfatal CVD events.

Major finding: Gout independently increased the HR for fatal and nonfatal CVD events (adjusted HRs, 1.40 and 1.35, respectively).

Study details: a large population-based health data linkage study of 968,387 New Zealanders.

Disclosures: Dr. Cai reported grant support from Arthritis Australia.

Citation:

Cai K et al. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2019;71(suppl 10), Abstract 2732.