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People with HIV at higher risk of heart failure


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Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Reuters Health - 20/01/2022 - People infected with HIV are at increased risk of heart failure, with women, younger people and Asian or Pacific Islanders at highest risk, according to a new study. "Cardiovascular disease has been an important concern for people with HIV for many, many years," Dr. Michael J. Silverberg of the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research said in a press release. "Most of the research in this area has focused on the risk of stroke and heart attacks. With this study, we now see the cardiovascular impacts for people with HIV extend to end-stage conditions such as heart failure." Dr. Silverberg and his colleagues identified more than 38,000 Kaiser Permanente members who had HIV and were Kaiser Permanente members over a 17-year period in Northern California, Southern California, and the Mid-Atlantic region. They matched each HIV patient with 10 other members from the same geographic area who were similar in age, sex, an...


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