Echocardiography detects myocardial damage in AIDS: prospective study in 102 patients.

  title={Echocardiography detects myocardial damage in AIDS: prospective study in 102 patients.},
  author={Salvatore Corallo and Maria R Mutinelli and Michele Moroni and Andriano Lazzarin and Vincenzo Celano and Alberto Repossini and Giorgio Baroldi},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={9 8},
Few data are available about cardiac involvement in AIDS. We examined 102 consecutive patients with AIDS diagnosed clinically and serologically (Walter Reed Stage 5 and 6), by means of TM and cross-sectional echocardiography with the aim of detecting cardiac abnormalities. None of the patients had overt clinical signs of heart failure. Fifty-five (54%) patients showed persistent tachycardia, diminished left ventricular (LV) wall thickness (mean 7.6 +/- 0.2 mm) and decreased percentage LV… CONTINUE READING
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