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Infectious and non-infectious etiologies of cardiovascular disease in human immunodeficiency virus i

August 03, 2016

Less than fifty percent of HIV-infected patients achieve viral suppression in medically underserved areas. Clinicians practicing in these areas must be aware of the manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular complications observed in patients with untreated or poorly treated HIV. This review published by Chastain et al., evaluates current literature on the management of pericardial effusions, myocardial disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension, HIV-related cardiac malignancies, valvular disease, and vascular disease including coronary artery disease, and stroke.
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References: Chastain, D.B.; et al. (2016). Infectious and Non-infectious Etiologies of Cardiovascular Disease in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, AIDS., DOI: 10.2174/1874613601610010113

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