A drug long used to treat gout may help adult heart failure patients

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine have shown that probenecid, a drug long used to treat gout, may be able to improve heart function in adult patients who experience heart failure. The results are published in the Journal of the American Heart Association based off a study of 20 patients at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. "We were testing if probenecid was safe for patients," says Jack Rubinstein, MD, associate professor in the Division of Cardiovascular Health and Disease, and corresponding author for the study. "We know that it was very likely to be safe...

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