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Cardiac manifestations of HIV
Majid Sadigh1,Sailaja Puttagunta1
Department of Medicine, St. Mary's Hospital, and Yale Primary Care Residency Program, 56 Franklin Street, Waterbury, CT 06706, USA.
DOI: 10.2741/954 Volume 8 Issue 6, pp.305-313
Published: 01 May 2003
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Infectious diseases of the myocardium)

Cardiac disease in the setting of HIV/AIDS has only recently been appreciated. The pathogenesis is multifactorial including direct toxic effects, viruses, autoimmunity, nutritional deficiencies and drugs. The clinical manifestations include pericardial, myocardial and valvular heart disease. Lipodystrophy, caused by anti-retroviral therapy is common and may be a risk factor in ischemic heart disease. The treatment of lipodystrophy is reviewed in detail.

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Majid Sadigh, Sailaja Puttagunta. Cardiac manifestations of HIV. Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark. 2003. 8(6); 305-313.