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Can elevated uric acid levels cause chest pain? Cardiology tests and CT scan reports normal

Can an elevated uric acid level be a cause of chest pain? The uric acid was elevated at 8.4 and 8.0 on 2 separate recent tests. A cardiology work-up and chest CT scan with pulmonary embolism protocol were both negative. But chest pain persists at rest, and increases with physical activity. The chest pain has been present for 2 months and started without any trauma.
Asked On : Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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Dear friend, welcome to HCM!

Uric acid elevation does not commonly cause chest pain.
Are the ribs on the painful side tender on pressing? Is there swerrling, tenderness at the ribs/ rib-breastbone joints?

Do you get nausea, swaeting, palpitations, giddiness?

How old are you? Are you on allopurinol for high uric acid?

Rarely, gout can affect unusual sites like rib joints (costo-chondral) and cause gout pain.

You should get a thorough health check done and labs accordingly.
Causes for raised urates should be sought.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress.
Good Luck!
I hope to have answered your query satisfactorily.
Thank you!
Answered: Sat, 29 Sep 2012
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