Recently, the American College of Cardiology has warned that HIV patients might be at the risk of being affected with heart attack. Quite a few patients and doctors are aware of the link between HIV and heart attack.
While explaining the link between HIV and heart Attack, Dr. Paul M. Ridker, from Harvard Medical School, informed that HIV and HIV drugs cause chronic inflammation which could hold potential of triggering heart attack.
Dr. Paul further informed that the HIV drugs encourage liver to produce extra cholesterol. Higher level of cholesterol is yet again riskier as it can trigger heart problems. For quite long, medical professionals have been suspecting over HIV's link with heart attack. But, no information pertaining to the link has ever been provided to the medical practitioners or doctors.
Dr. Steven G. Deeks from California University said, "I've had a number of patients - men in their late 40s and early 50s - who were just found dead at home". There is a need to make the medical professionals aware about the possible risk of an HIV patient being affected with heart disease. Early diagnosis and treatment could help in saving a life. Smoking, drug addiction and alcoholism can also lead to heart attack.
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