Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

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

Arrhythmia in people living with HIV/AIDS

Shailesh Singh1, Katyayni Singh2 
1 Department of Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Paediatrics, Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shailesh Singh
M-429, Ashiana Colony, Lucknow - 226 012, Uttar Pradesh

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.

How to cite this article:
Singh S, Singh K. Arrhythmia in people living with HIV/AIDS.Nig J Cardiol 2020;17:1-10

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Singh S, Singh K. Arrhythmia in people living with HIV/AIDS. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Jun 17 ];17:1-10
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