People with HIV and COVID-19 are more likely to develop heart disease

People with HIV and COVID-19 are more likely to develop heart disease

(ACN) An international study published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection Diseases has concluded that people infected with HIV are more likely to suffer serious cardiovascular disease after contracting Covid-19. Study finds that the risk of serious cardiovascular disease increases by 30% in people infected with HIV in the first year after infection with the Corona virus.Especially during the first six months. The most common episodes were thromboembolic disease, heart failure, and various heart diseases.

An unprecedented study

Although several studies have linked COVID-19 infection to an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular outcomes in the general population, the effect among people living with HIV has not yet been explored. The research, which included nearly 18,000 people living with HIV, of whom 14,000 were not previously diagnosed with Covid-19 and 832 developed cardiovascular disease in the year following Covid-19.It was carried out by a team of researchers formed by the Lluita contra les Infections Foundation, the Center for Epidemiological Studies on Sexually Transmitted Infections and AIDS in Catalonia (CEEEISCAT) and Odense University Hospital (OUH) in Denmark.

Benefit from vaccination

he Dr. Josep M. bookHe highlighted the researcher at the Loita Infection Control Foundation and the doctor at the German Trias Hospital who coordinated the study The importance of prevention through vaccination, as well as the urgent need to benefit from preventive interventions during this period. The doctor stressed that if the infection passes, other factors that can promote cardiovascular diseases such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol must be controlled.

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