|AZT and palpitations
Jun 1, 2007
A little boy at our school is on a high dose of AZT and has frightening heart palpitations. Is this a "normal" side effect and is there anything we can do to help him? We let him lie down and rest when this happens.
| Response from Dr. Henry
AZT has been occasionally linked to some cardiac problems such as cardiomyopathy which may occur more often in children. I would make sure that the child's HIV provider is aware of the concern. KH
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