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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-10

Arrhythmia in people living with HIV/AIDS


1 Department of Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Shailesh Singh
M-429, Ashiana Colony, Lucknow - 226 012, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/njc.njc_1_19

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With improvement in longevity and therapy of HIV; acquired heart diseases are expected to become more and more prevalent. The electric abnormalities in HIV/AIDS are not very rare. These electrical abnormalities in HIV/ AIDS patients may result from the structural heart diseases because of accelerated atherosclerosis, or cardiac dilation as a sequela of myocarditis, or infective endocarditis or pericardial afflictions in HIV. These electrical disorders can present with a history of palpitations, missed beats or even sudden cardiac death. Both tachy- and bradyarrhythmia may be seen in people living with HIV/AIDS.


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