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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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Answers to Common Questions

What does heart health or cardiovascular disease have to do with HIV/AIDS?

How do you get CVD? Am I going to get it? What’s my risk?

How can I prevent CVD?

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What questions should I ask my doctor about my heart health?