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Cardiac Surgery and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus

  • N. Bonnet
  • P. Leprince
  • S. Varnous
  • I. Gandjbakhch

Abstract

Twenty years after the first antibody test for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) became available in Western countries. Although cardiac surgery in HIV-infected patients remains rare — 0.2% of interventions with extracorporeal circulation (ECC) in La Pitié Institute — and has some particularities, the majority of cardiac surgeons believe that the surgical strategies and techniques should be the same for HIV-infected patients as for other patients.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection Infective Endocarditis Pericardial Effusion Human Immunodeficiency Virus Testing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Bonnet
    • 1
  • P. Leprince
    • 1
  • S. Varnous
    • 1
  • I. Gandjbakhch
    • 1
  1. 1.Service de Chirurgie Cardio-vasculaire et ThoraciqueInstitut de Cardiologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-SalpêtrièreParisFrance

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