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Heart Attacks And Hiv

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heart attacks, HIV & anesthesiology

Dear Doctors: Nine months ago, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and went into the hospital for tests and my first chemo treatment. Two days after release from the hospital, I had a heart attack. My HIV meds at the time were Kaletra,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Good questions. Heart attacks even in the setting of HIV infection with treatment are usually precipatated by standard risk factors for coronary artery disease Read more »

HIV + model not on treatment

Hi Bob, l recently tested positive to HIV and live in west australia,l got the infection in jan 08... Read more »

AIDS, Anemia and Heart Attack

Dear Doctor:I have been ill with AIDS since the beginning of this year. It has taken time, but I... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug for Treating HIV May Raise Heart Attack Risk, Manufacturer Warns

...letter to providers, visit this link . The study referenced, " Use of Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors and Risk of Myocardial Infarction in HIV-Infected Patients Enrolled in the D:A:D Study: A Multi-Cohort Collaboration ," was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People on HAART Have Slightly Higher Risk of Heart Attack Than People Not on Treatment, Study Says

...HIV-positive people on highly active antiretroviral therapy have a slightly higher chance of having a heart attack than HIV-positive people who are not taking the drugs, according to a study published in the Nov. 20 issue of the New England Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

DAD: An Updated Analysis of Heart Attack Risk

...tomography angiography in HIV-infected men. AIDS. 2010 Jan 16;24(2):243-53. Worm SW, Sabin C, Weber R, et al. Risk of myocardial infarction in patients with HIV infection exposed to specific individual antiretroviral drugs from the 3 major... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

French Study Unexpectedly Uncovers Role of Substance Use in Heart Attacks

...link between the use of the anti-HIV drug abacavir (Ziagen and in Kivexa, Epzicom and Trizivir) and an increased risk for heart attack. They also announced that they found a link between the use of the anti-HIV drug ddI (Videx EC, didanosine)... Read more »
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HIV side effects? (heart attacks & seizures)

Posted by Carrie, 1 Reply
...am 27 are neg. We've been talking about having a baby (in another post) but another issue has come up. A month ago he had a heart attack and has been dealing with continuous chest pains. Well tonight he had a seizure while at a friends house.... Read more »

I HAVE lost my Life Partner

Posted by MikeAlbl47, 1 Reply
...It has been 6 months since I lost my Paddy to Hiv- and a heart attack, and I STILL miss him JUST as MUCH as when he passed!!! GAWD!!!! I LOVED that man!!! Read more »

Should I still be concerned?

Posted by torn_apart, 2 Replies
...(unprotected, twice, and he also shot me up) he told me he had aids he actually died the last saturday in november, of a massive heart attack i was positive i had hiv, i went threw all the symptoms like two weeks later (fatigue, awfully wierd... Read more »

my friend had a heart attack

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...precarious position of a good friend to two guys who are hiv+ and extremely secretive about their status. one friend just had a heart attack. his partner (my very close friend) has been visiting him in the hospital and i suspect that they are... Read more »