Cardiovascular complications in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

  title={Cardiovascular complications in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={G. Barbaro and Erika Ferrari Rafael da Silva},
  journal={Revista da Associacao Medica Brasileira},
  volume={55 5},
The introduction of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has significantly improved the clinical outcome of HIV disease, with increased survival rates. However, the introduction of HAART has generated a contrast in the cardiac manifestations of AIDS. In developed countries, we observed an approximate 30% reduction in the prevalence of HIV-associated cardiomyopathy, possibly related to a reduction of opportunistic infections and myocarditis. In developing countries, however, where the… CONTINUE READING
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