Human immunodeficiency virus–associated pericardial effusion: Report of 40 cases and review of the literature

  title={Human immunodeficiency virus–associated pericardial effusion: Report of 40 cases and review of the literature},
  author={Yibang Chen and Debra J. Brennessel and Joseph Walters and Maryl Johnson and Fred Rosner and Mohummad Raza},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={137 3},
BACKGROUND Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated pericardial effusion is common. We present its clinical features, cause, and prognosis on the basis of a review of 40 cases at a single public hospital. METHODS A retrospective study was conducted of 122 patients with pericardial effusion (of which 40 were HIV associated) admitted to Queens Hospital Center from January 1988 to April 1997. A review of the literature is also presented. RESULTS Forty patients with HIV-associated… CONTINUE READING


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