From the USA: Coronary Artery Vessel Wall Thickness Increased for People Living With HIV

Asymptomatic people living with HIV (PLWH) with a low risk for cardiovascular disease have increased coronary artery vessel wall thickness (VWT), according to a study published online April 4 in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.

Khaled Z. Abd-Elmoniem, Ph.D., from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues conducted a prospective study involving 74 adult PLWH without known CVD and 25 matched healthy controls to examine early subclinical coronary artery disease burden and its relation to myocardial function. Participants underwent coronary magnetic resonance imaging to measure coronary artery VWT; left ventricular function was assessed with echocardiography.

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