The Assessment and Management of Coronary Artery Disease in Patients with HIV

Cameron Holloway
2014 Journal of AIDS and Clinical Research  
HIV is now a chronic treatable disease, with a life expectancy approaching the general population. However, treatments with anti-retroviral medications are associated with metabolic abnormalities and an increased risk of coronary artery disease, leading to a greater incidence of cardiac morbidity and mortality. A contemporary approach to the management of patients with HIV must therefore include aggressive management of cardiovascular risk factors and appropriate screening of cardiovascular
more » ... cardiovascular disease. This review outlines the pathogenesis of coronary disease in patients with HIV and a modern approach for screening and management.
doi:10.4172/2155-6113.1000283 fatcat:4625u5m2f5en3okqkxkkue3rm4