Frequency and factors associated with cardiomyopathy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection in an inner-city hospital.

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Journal Article

The frequency and factors associated with cardiomyopathy were studied among inner-city hospital patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Of 84 patients with HIV infection, 20 (24%) had cardiomyopathy. Fourteen (70%) of the patients with cardiomyopathy did not have clinical evidence of congestive heart failure. There was no significant association between cardiomyopathy and common opportunistic infections or zidovudine treatment. These results indicate that cardiomyopathy is common in patients with HIV infection and often is clinically unsuspected.

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Cited Authors

  • Roy, VP; Prabhakar, S; Pulvirenti, J; Mathew, J

Published Date

  • September 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 91 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 502 - 504

PubMed ID

  • 10517069

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10517069

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1943-4693

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-9684

Language

  • eng