Navigation Links
People With HIV at Higher Odds of Sudden Cardiac Death
Date:5/14/2012

MONDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- People with HIV/AIDS are four times more likely to die of sudden cardiac arrest than those in the general population, a new study finds.

The findings held true even for people with well-controlled HIV, according to researchers from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In sudden cardiac arrest, also referred to as sudden cardiac death, the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

The researchers looked at the health records of more than 2,800 HIV patients from April 2000 to August 2009. About 8 percent died during an average follow-up period of nearly four years.

Cardiac-related events accounted for 15 percent of those deaths. Of those, 86 percent of the patients died of sudden cardiac death.

When researchers accounted for age, race and other variables, people with HIV had more than four times the risk of experiencing sudden cardiac death compared to the overall population of San Francisco.

"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," senior study author Dr. Priscilla Hsue, an associate professor of medicine at UCSF and director of the HIV Cardiology Clinic at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, said in a university news release.

"Our findings also highlight many things that we still don't know about HIV and sudden death," she added. "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?"

The study appears in the May 15 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

In 2003, sudden cardiac death accounted for the largest number of non-AIDS deaths among HIV patients in San Francisco. These sudden cardiac deaths occurred mostly in patients with well-controlled HIV.
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Older People With Dementia Cared for Mostly at Home
2. People Love Talking About Themselves, Brain Scans Show
3. Migraines More Likely for People With Celiac Disease, Study Says
4. Good intentions bring mixed results for Haitis disabled people
5. CT Scans Deliver More Radiation to Obese People: Study
6. People Carrying Guns May Appear Bigger Than They Are
7. Anxiety Might Help People Sniff Out Threats
8. Normal triglyceride levels in people of African descent may hinder diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
9. Most People Cant Tell a Tree Nut From a Peanut
10. Tecnalia develops a flexible system for resting for people with reduced mobility
11. People With Autism May Be Better at Processing Information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2015)... The Nashville periodontist office, ... for rising freshmen undergraduate students. , The Advanced Institute ... in many periodontal procedures such as dental implants ... disease . In honor of their 25th anniversary, AIOH ... rising freshmen undergraduate students. , Students interested in ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... February 27, 2015 Insight Accelerator ... to advance the development of an in-line urine ... solution is being developed in direct response to ... 73% accuracy and error margins with potentially grave ... output measurement and provide trending data analysis to ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 Mirena IUD lawsuits ( http://www.mirenalawsuit2014.com/ ... suffered uterine perforations and other serious harm due to ... move forward in the multicounty litigation underway in New ... Court records indicate that the proceeding’s 34th Case ... Conference convened that same day. (In Re: Mirena Litigation; ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Over 440,000 patients die annually as a ... two jumbo jet airplanes crashing each day. Now more than ... an effort to do all they can to stay safe. ... the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, discusses the importance of safer ... to address safety issues to ensure that all our patients ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... New York, NY (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 ... Cole Tickets for his "Forest Hills Drive Tour Act ... third album "2014 Forest Hills Drive" which debuted on the ... selling hip-hop album. In March, this accomplished hip-hop artist ... begins in early March and will visit cities such as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Nashville Periodontist Office AIOH Announces 2015 Scholarship 2Health News:Output Medical Joins Insight Accelerator Labs 2Health News:Output Medical Joins Insight Accelerator Labs 3Health News:Mirena Lawsuits Progress in New Jersey with Issuance of New Case Management Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Mirena Lawsuits Progress in New Jersey with Issuance of New Case Management Order, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dr. Richard Carmona, the 17th U.S. Surgeon General, and IntelliCentrics Raise Awareness in Mediaplanet’s “Patient Safety” Campaign 2Health News:J. Cole Tickets in Los Angeles, Mountain View, Chula Vista, New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Holmdel, Dallas, Seattle, Camden, Bristow, Atlanta, Houston & Detroit On Sale 2Health News:J. Cole Tickets in Los Angeles, Mountain View, Chula Vista, New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, Holmdel, Dallas, Seattle, Camden, Bristow, Atlanta, Houston & Detroit On Sale 3
... QC, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Labopharm Inc. (TSX: ... a written response from,the U.S. Food and Drug ... Letter for its once-daily tramadol formulation through,the Formal ... Director,of the Office of Drug Evaluation II, Center ...
... predict the spread of emerging diseases has been developed ... model, described in the online open access journal BMC ... path an emerging disease might take and so might ... respiratory syndrome (SARS) spread rapidly in 2002-2003, revealing just ...
... SYDNEY, Australia, Nov. 20 Open access ... Online) has released a special,nanotubes research edition ... research project that has been investigating the ... and nanotube,arrays for industrial applications., ...
... Calif., Nov. 20 NNN Healthcare/Office REIT,Inc. ... closed on,November 15, 2007. Northmeadow Medical ... building in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell,Georgia. ... the property is,strategically located directly across the ...
... for,being at the vanguard of social change. Within the ... the scope of the state,s health care,system into something ... current push to approve the new Health Care Reform ... that will answer the,question of how effective health care ...
... 20 WELLESSE ALL DAY Energy(TM) is,a proud sponsor ... be showcasing WELLESSE ALL DAY Energy -- your ,healthy ... WELLESSE ALL DAY Energy is a take anywhere ... endurance.(+) You may be a marathon athlete, a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Labopharm receives FDA response to appeal of Approvable Letter for once-daily tramadol 2Health News:SARS: a model disease 2Health News:Major EU Funded Nanotube Research Group, DESYGN-IT, Publish in AZoJono - The Open Access Online Nanotech Journal 2Health News:NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires Northmeadow Medical Center in Roswell, Georgia 2Health News:NNN Healthcare/Office REIT Acquires Northmeadow Medical Center in Roswell, Georgia 3Health News:California's Huge Health Care Opportunity 2Health News:WELLESSE ALL DAY ENERGY(TM) - Sponsors of the UW Medical Center 2007 Seattle Marathon 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... Calif. , Feb. 27, 2015  Finesse expands office ... Finesse Solutions announced the expansion of its operations ... is planned for mid-March and access for customers is ... the A-563, and located adjacent to the current office, ... the Finesse automation engineering team and allow Finesse to bring ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 26, 2015  Today the National Safety ... psychological and physical side effects of pain medications ... such as Vicodin and Oxycontin, are safer options than ... on prescription painkillers than on heroin and cocaine combined," ... of NSC. "Yet, these medications are marketed as the ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Legislation passed today by the House Ways and Means ... prescriptions in Medicare Part D from crossing the pharmacy ... (PIMA) of 2014 , introduced by Ways and Means ... Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-WA), recognizes the need to ... right policies, said the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA). ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Finesse Office in United Kingdom 2National Safety Council: Opioid prescription painkillers have hidden, deadly side effects 2PCMA Statement on the 'Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act' 2
... Results -, CHICAGO, July 28 Lack ... placebo groups in Alzheimer,s,disease clinical trials might reduce ... therapies, according to new research reported today at ... 2008) in Chicago., Alzheimer clinical trials seek ...
... MEETING, Pa., July 25 Genaera,Corporation (Nasdaq: ... 1 safety and,pharmacokinetic (PK) data and new ... candidate for the treatment of type 2,diabetes ... Obesity Drug Development,Summit in Arlington, Virginia. Dr. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Controversy About Lack of Placebo Group Decline in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials 2Controversy About Lack of Placebo Group Decline in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials 3Controversy About Lack of Placebo Group Decline in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials 4Controversy About Lack of Placebo Group Decline in Alzheimer's Clinical Trials 5Genaera Releases Phase 1 Data and New Preclinical Data on the CNS Function of Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at CBI Obesity Summit 2Genaera Releases Phase 1 Data and New Preclinical Data on the CNS Function of Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at CBI Obesity Summit 3Genaera Releases Phase 1 Data and New Preclinical Data on the CNS Function of Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at CBI Obesity Summit 4Genaera Releases Phase 1 Data and New Preclinical Data on the CNS Function of Trodusquemine (MSI-1436) at CBI Obesity Summit 5
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: