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Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Jun;33(3):352-4. doi: 10.4067/S0716-10182016000300018.

[Evaluation of cardiovascular risk in HIV positive patients in a specialized center at Santiago, Chile].

[Article in Spanish]

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1
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Chile.
2
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile,, Chile, cpcortesm@med.uchile.cl.

Abstract

Antiretroviral therapy has changed the course of HIV epidemic, as consequence, the patients present the same medical conditions than the rest ofthe population, including cardiovascular diseases.

AIM:

To describe the evolution of cardiovascular risk of HIV positive patients attending to a HIV/AIDS integral clinical center. Clinical charts were reviewed, looking for cardiovascular risk markers. Our findings showed a deficient evaluation of the cardiovascular basal risks at first medical control and patients had important metabolic alterations despite hypolipidemic treatment. Given the higher cardiovascular risk of this population, increasing the effort on diagnosis and treatment of HIV patients is required.

PMID:
27598289
DOI:
10.4067/S0716-10182016000300018
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