Risk of Heart Attacks (Myocardial Infarction)
Patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an increased risk of developing heart disease. The most common heart problems that people living with HIV have, include: Coronary artery disease (CAD), pericarditis (inflamed sac surrounding the heart), endocarditis (infection of the lining inside the heart), cancer that affects the heart, pulmonary high blood pressure, coronary artery disease (CAD) and high blood pressure (hypertension).
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