Echocardiographic patterns in treatment-naïve HIV-positive patients in Lagos, south-west Nigeria

  title={Echocardiographic patterns in treatment-na{\"i}ve HIV-positive patients in Lagos, south-west Nigeria},
  author={D. Olusegun-Joseph and Jna Ajuluchukwu and A. Mbakwem and D. Oke and NU Okubadejo and C. Okany},
  journal={Cardiovascular Journal of Africa},
  pages={e1 - e6}
  • D. Olusegun-Joseph, Jna Ajuluchukwu, +3 authors C. Okany
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Journal of Africa
  • Introduction Cardiovascular abnormalities are common in HIV-infected patients, although often clinically quiescent. This study sought to identify by echocardiography early abnormalities in treatment-naïve patients. Methods One hundred patients and 50 controls with no known traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease were recruited for the study. The cases and controls were matched for age, gender and body mass index. Both groups had clinical and echocardiographic evaluation for cardiac… CONTINUE READING
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