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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-5

Myocardial infarction in people living with HIV/AIDS


1 Department of Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shailesh Singh
M.429, Ashiana Colony, Lucknow - 226 012, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_4_20

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The advancements in the field of antiretroviral therapy and prevention, diagnosis and treatment of deadly opportunistic infections in HIV has led to prolongation of life of these patients. As these patients now have a higher life expectancy and since they are dying less of infectious diseases, a rise in cardiovascular and metabolic diseases has been seen in these patients. More and more patients have been found to be suffering from acute coronary syndrome, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke.


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