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Study of left ventricular performances in children with HIV infection

Authors
Journal
Pathophysiology
0928-4680
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
3
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0928-4680(96)00002-8
Keywords
  • Systolic Time Intervals
  • Hiv Infection
  • Aids
  • Children
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Abstract Because the reported series of children with cardiac abnormalities are small and contradictory we studied the duration of the systolic phases of the cardiac cycle and ejection fraction in ten children with HIV infection. Recordings of noninvasive systolic time intervals were made from supine patients and at rest. The duration of the phases of cardiac cycle and ejection fraction was measured from simultaneous recordings of the EKG, PCG and carotid arterial pulse. Results show that cardiovascular abnormalities are common in children with HIV infection; the changes in left ventricular performances occurring during the duration of the disease appear at times even before the clinical symptoms.

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