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Symptomatic HIV Patients With ACS Undergo Fewer Revascularization Procedures

from MD Magazine

Symptomatic HIV patients with concomitant acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergo fewer cardiovascular interventions (i.e., percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary bypass grafting) compared with asymptomatic HIV patients and the general uninfected population, according to new study findings from Duke University researchers. "We looked at a large claims database of hospitalizations for ACS and found that patients with symptomatic AIDS were less likely to receive cardiac revascularization procedures relative to uninfected persons," according to lead study author Meredith E. Clement, MD, infectious disease fellow, Duke University Medical Center, "while those with asymptomatic HIV were not less likely to receive these procedures." more

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