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HIV patients at increased risk of heart attack
HIV patients at increased risk of heart attack

(March 4, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Pittsburgh - HIV patients are at raised risk of heart attack, according to a report published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers studied data on over 80,000 military veterans ages 40-69, following participants for a median of 5.9 years. Over the course of the study, there were nearly 900 heart attacks. Results showed that heart attacks occurred more often among HIV-infected individuals when compared to those without the virus. This increased risk was present even after accounting for risk factors, co-existing illness and substance use.

 
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