Echocardiographic Findings in HIV-Infected Patients

  • S. Ederhy
  • C. Meuleman
  • N. Haddour
  • G. Dufaitre
  • F. Boccara
  • A. Cohen


Echocardiography is an important imaging technique providing real-time imaging that can be performed at the bedside and easily repeated as needed (Table 1). Before the era of highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART), cardiac complications in HIV included pericardial effusion, dilated cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, endocarditis, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac neoplasm, coronary artery disease and drug-related cardiotoxicity [1, 2]. Cardiac abnormalities, although usually clinically silent, can be detected in necropsy series in the majority of infected HIV patients (40–60%) [3].


Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Dilate Cardiomyopathy Infective Endocarditis Pericardial Effusion Cardiac Tamponade 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ederhy
    • 1
  • C. Meuleman
    • 1
  • N. Haddour
    • 1
  • G. Dufaitre
    • 1
  • F. Boccara
    • 1
  • A. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de CardiologieAssistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris et Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint-AntoineParisFrance

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