A Novel Expression of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patients: A Pilot Study

@inproceedings{Doukky2012ANE,
  title={A Novel Expression of Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hypertension in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Patients: A Pilot Study},
  author={Rami Doukky and Won Yeon Lee and Mahindhar Ravilla and Omar B Lateef and Victor Pelaez and Audrey L. French and Rajive Tandon},
  booktitle={The open cardiovascular medicine journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are at risk for multiple pulmonary complications including pulmonary hypertension. Exercise induced pulmonary hypertension (EIPH) has been previously described in patients with scleroderma, sickle cell disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, yet has not been associated with the HIV population. METHODS A prospective case-control study design was implemented. Four HIV patients with unexplained dyspnea and four healthy… CONTINUE READING
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