Risk factors and assessment for cardiovascular disease among HIV-positive patients attending a Nigerian tertiary hospital

@inproceedings{Osegbe2016RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and assessment for cardiovascular disease among HIV-positive patients attending a Nigerian tertiary hospital},
  author={Ifeyinwa Dorothy Osegbe and Oyetunji Olukayode Soriyan and Abiola Ann Ogbenna and Henry Chima Okpara and Elaine Chinyere Azinge},
  booktitle={The Pan African medical journal},
  year={2016}
}
INTRODUCTION Cardiovascular risk factors are prevalent in HIV-positive patients which places them at increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to determine the risk factors and risk assessment for CVD in HIV-positive patients with and without antiretroviral therapy. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of HIV-positive patients attending the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria. Anthropometric and blood pressure measurements were performed; fasting lipid profile… CONTINUE READING