[Heart involvement in HIV infection].


Postmortal examinations have shown cardiac involvement in more than 50 percent of patients with AIDS. Echocardiographic studies have shown exudative pericarditis in 18-38 percent of patients with AIDS. The pericardial effusion is usually without haemodynamic consequence, but may be associated with cardiac tamponade. Dilation and hypokinesia of the left… (More)


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