Epidemiology of cardiovascular involvement in HIV disease and AIDS

Stacy D. Fisher, Steven E. Lipshultz

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The epidemiology of cardiac complications related to HIV including cardiomyopathy, increased left ventricular mass, myocarditis, pericardial effusion, endocarditis, and malignancy are discussed. A large number of HIV-infected individuals will present with cardiac complications in the next decade as chronic viral infection, co-infections, drug therapy, and immunosuppression affect the heart. Understanding the nature and course of cardiac illness related to HIV infection will allow appropriate monitoring, early intervention and therapy, and will provide a baseline to evaluate the effects of new therapeutic regimens such as highly active antiretroviral therapy on the cardiovascular system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-22
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


  • Cardiomyopathy
  • HIV infection
  • Pericardial effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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