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Cardiac disease in HIV infection 

Cardiac disease in HIV infection
Cardiac disease in HIV infection

Peter F. Currie



Management – comments on cardiac transplantation, and on potential interaction between clopidogrel and etravirine.

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date: 19 September 2021

Symptomatic heart disease can affect up to 10% of HIV-positive patients and cause death in around 2%. Echocardiographic screening is recommended.

In resource-poor countries where access to antiretroviral drugs is limited the typical manifestations are (1) HIV heart-muscle disease—this occurs in the late stages of HIV infection, with dilated cardiomyopathy having a dismal prognosis, the median survival after diagnosis being about 100 days; angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and ...

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