Pulmonary arterial hypertension in HIV infection: a concise review

Hai-long Dai, Ming Zhang, Zhi-Cheng Xiao, Xue-Feng Guang, Xiao-Long Yin

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Abstract

Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is an infrequent but nevertheless serious life threatening severe complication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In today s era of antiretroviral therapy (ART), the mortality of HIV patients has greatly reduced due to improved immune function and fewer opportunistic infections. However, these patients have an increased incidence of PAH. In this review, we will mainly discuss HIV-related pulmonary arterial hypertension (HRPH) in terms of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical characteristics and treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299 - 302
Number of pages4
JournalHeart Lung and Circulation
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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