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Coronary Artery Disease in HIV-Infected Patients: ClinicalPresentation,Pathophysiology, Prognosis,Prevention,and Treatment

  • F. Boccara
  • C. Meuleman
  • S. Ederhy
  • S. Lang
  • S. Janower
  • A. Cohen
  • F. Raoux

Abstract

The advent of new antiretroviral agents has dramatically reduced mortality and HIVassociated morbidity. In the highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) era, longterm side effects have been reported such as severe metabolic disorders and related acute cardiovascular complications including myocardial infarction, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke. Prevention and therapeutics for cardiovascular complications in HIV-infected patients are a new and emerging challenge for physicians involved in HIV infection care because of the prolongation of survival and long-term complications of HAART. In the present overview, we discuss the clinical presentation, pathophysiology, prognosis, prevention, and treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD) in HIV-infected patients.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus Acute Coronary Syndrome Coronary Angiogram Percutaneous Coronary Interven Protease Inhibitor Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Boccara
    • 1
  • C. Meuleman
    • 1
  • S. Ederhy
    • 1
  • S. Lang
    • 1
  • S. Janower
    • 1
  • A. Cohen
    • 1
  • F. Raoux
    • 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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