HIV-associated cardiovascular complications: A new challenge for emergency physicians

Giuseppe Barbaro, Stacy D. Fisher, Giuseppe Giancaspro, Steven E. Lipshultz

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Cardiac complications associated with the AIDS may present to emergency physicians and are often secondary to opportunistic infections or malignancy, but may also be associated with other aspects of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or its treatment. In this review article, we will discuss HIV-associated cardiac disease which may be encountered in the ED, emphasizing the prevalence, pathogenesis, and treatment of related disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)566-574
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


  • Arrhythmias
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Dilated cardiomyopathy
  • HIV
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Myocarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Pulmonary hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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