Navigation Links
Are people with HIV/AIDS more prone to sudden cardiac death?
Date:5/14/2012

ll San Francisco population," Tseng said. "So adjusted for age, race, demographics, and other variables, the rate of sudden death in the HIV population is more than four times higher than the general population."

"The fact that the vast majority of cardiac deaths were sudden is surprising and implies that we as clinicians need to be aware of this potential health issue among patients with HIV," Hsue added. "Our findings also highlight many things that we still don't know about HIV and sudden death. Did these individuals die of unrecognized coronary artery disease? What can we be doing as clinicians to identify patients at risk and to intervene beforehand?"

Categorizing Sudden Cardiac Death

By 2003, sudden cardiac death made up the largest number of non-AIDS deaths among HIV-positive patients in San Francisco. These deaths were largely among individuals with evidence of well-controlled HIV disease.

Researchers used well-published criteria for retrospectively identifying death as either HIV-related or sudden death-related. If there was any doubt, they classified sudden death as an HIV death.

"In other words, for someone with a CD4 (T-cell) count less than 50 who died suddenly, we classified that as an HIV death, rather than a sudden death because of the profound immunodeficiency," Tseng said.

More than 17,000 people with AIDS died in 2009 worldwide, and more than 619,000 people have died since the epidemic began. Still, the number of people living with HIV continues to rise. More than 1.2 million people in the United States are HIV-positive, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

"Now that HIV-infected individuals are living longer with the benefit of antiretroviral therapy, non-AIDS conditions are becoming increasingly important and at the top of this list is cardiovascular disease," Hsue said.

Researchers believe HIV changes the electrophysiology of the heart in a
'/>"/>

Contact: Leland Kim
leland.kim@ucsf.edu
415-502-6397
University of California - San Francisco
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. Upsher-Smith Currently Recruiting People With Epilepsy To Evaluate Investigational Rescue Treatment For Seizure Clusters
2. Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Announces Filing of Biologics License Application (BLA) for IB1001, a Recombinant Factor IX Product for People with Hemophilia B
3. Mars, Incorporated Answers Question: How Does Feeding People and Pets Nurture Science and Discovery? At TEDMED 2012
4. ViiV Healthcare Starts Phase III Clinical Programme of Celsentri/Selzentry® (maraviroc) versus Truvada® (tenofovir + FTC), in combination with a Protease Inhibitor in people living with HIV
5. People fall into 3 categories of gut microbiota
6. New Pitt projects will test brain computer interfaces for people with spinal cord injury
7. Davis Phinney Foundation Launches Exercise-Focused Tools to Help People Live Well With Parkinsons Disease
8. 550 People Across Europe Will Die Today From a Preventable Lung Disease
9. Boehringer Ingelheim Presents New Phase III Data Evaluating Linagliptin in People with Type 2 Diabetes
10. ACCORD Lipid Study Brings new Hope to People With Type 2 Diabetes and Atherogenic Dyslipidemia Says International Academic Foundation
11. Davis Phinney Foundation Launches Every Victory Counts Program to Inform and Empower People to Live Well With Parkinsons
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Are people with HIV/AIDS more prone to sudden cardiac death?
(Date:10/19/2014)... October 20, 2014 OCTOBER ... Meeting (ABIM). ABIM will take place ... information about ABIM 2014 is now available ... Delegates representing companies and organizations from all ... obtain information on the latest products and ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asian Automatic patient billing report defines and segments ... revenue. The Automatic patient billing market in Asia is ... at a developing CAGR of 7.2% from 2013 to ... Automatic patient billing market, to get an idea of ... of the segmentation of this market in the same ...
(Date:10/19/2014)... The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems ... analysis and forecast of revenue. The Orthopedic braces and support ... $416.5 million by 2018, at a developing CAGR of 4.4% ... the Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market, to get ... a glimpse of the segmentation of orthopedic braces and support ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The “Human Insulin Market- by ... Premixed), Modern Human Insulin (Rapid Acting, Long Acting, ... Tresiba, Others) - Forecast to 2018” provides a ... opportunities, current market trends, and strategies impacting the ... and forecasts of the revenue and share analysis. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Automatic patient billing market is estimated to grow to around $463.9 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asian Orthopedic braces and support systems market is estimated to grow to around $416.5 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Medical Human Insulin Market Is Expected to Reach $42 billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5
... Kevin W. Sharer, chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen ... plan to retire from the Company at the end of ... an orderly transition process, Sharer will step down as CEO ... Company,s Board of Directors until December 31, 2012, at which ...
... OAKS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2011  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ... $0.36 per share dividend for the first quarter of 2012. ... the previous two quarters. The dividend will be paid on ... the close of business on Feb. 15, 2012.  ...
... 15, 2011 Prolong Pharmaceuticals today announced ... spearhead the firms, engineering and facilities planning ...   Having previously directed the construction of the ... Grange Castle facility in Dublin, Ireland, Flachmeyer is ...
Cached Biology Technology:Kevin Sharer, Amgen Chairman and CEO, Announces Plan to Retire With Robert Bradway to Become CEO on May 23, 2012; Sharer Will Continue as Chairman of the Board Until End of 2012 2Kevin Sharer, Amgen Chairman and CEO, Announces Plan to Retire With Robert Bradway to Become CEO on May 23, 2012; Sharer Will Continue as Chairman of the Board Until End of 2012 3Amgen Announces 2012 First Quarter Dividend 2Amgen Announces 2012 First Quarter Dividend 3Prolong's Large Scale Manufacturing of Sickle Cell Product to be Headed by Industry Veteran 2
(Date:10/18/2014)... of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic conditions, a certain ... higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional molecular diagnostic methods, ... The study is being released to coincide with the ... sequencing, which sequences the protein­coding region of the genome ... in a cell or organism), has been rapidly applied ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... war on the human body. Battles are won, ... pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last ... a phenomena that is poorly understood. , ... of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry at ... tumor dormancy and the switch to a malignant ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 ... University have succeeded in developing a promising vaccination ... , Xavier Saelens (VIB/UGent): "We discovered a new ... development of a novel approach to vaccination against ... small children and elderly people." , RSV: ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield 2Study examines type of exome sequencing and molecular diagnostic yield 3Modeling tumor dormancy 2New perspectives for development of an RSV vaccine 2
... National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the co-trustees for ... announced today they have started the injury assessment and ... a legal process to determine the type and amount ... to natural resources and their human uses as a ...
... Troy, N.Y. The purification of drug components ... is particularly true of drugs that utilize proteins, which ... impurities. Scientists within the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary ... magnetic resonance (NMR) to understand and improve an important ...
... The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), ... two new sites as part of the Morris K. Udall ... grants will provide a five-year investment totaling more than $16 ... for Medical Research in Manhasset, N.Y. NINDS ...
Cached Biology News:Resource restoration planning process begins for BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill 2Resource restoration planning process begins for BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill 3Purifying proteins: Rensselaer researchers use NMR to improve drug development 2Purifying proteins: Rensselaer researchers use NMR to improve drug development 3NINDS awards new Udall Centers for Parkinson's Disease Research 2NINDS awards new Udall Centers for Parkinson's Disease Research 3