Contributions of pulmonary hypertension to HIV-related cardiac dysfunction.

  title={Contributions of pulmonary hypertension to HIV-related cardiac dysfunction.},
  author={Godsent C Isiguzo and Basil Nwaneri Okeahialam and Solomon Sulei Danbauchi and Augustine Nonso Odili and Michael Onyebuchi Iroezindu and Ugoagwu Placid},
  journal={Indian heart journal},
  volume={65 5},
BACKGROUND/AIM To evaluate the prevalence of pulmonary hypertension among patients living with HIV/AIDS and to determine its contribution to cardiac dysfunction. METHOD A hospital based cross sectional study was carried out over a 6-month period at the Jos University Teaching Hospital. The subjects were 200 confirmed HIV positive patients, ≥18 years of age who consented to the study. Physical examination, laboratory investigations, 2 dimensional and Doppler echocardiography were conducted on… CONTINUE READING