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erratic heart rate
Sep 14, 2005

I'm a 33 year old female. I've been on Combivere and Viramune for about a year and doing well. (non detectable and cd4 of 800.) Lately at night I notice my heart seems to race or even skip beats. Could this be from the meds?

Response from Dr. Henry

It is possible that the AZT component could cause some cardiac problems (cardiomyopathy or anemia with a fast heart rate) though that is not a common problem. Most likely other factors (such as caffeine, thyroid condition or stress) are active. A full history and physical examination would be recommended. KH


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