Full recovery from severe dilated cardiomyopathy in an HIV-infected patient

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HIV-related cardiomyopathy is usually seen in persons with advanced HIV disease and carries a very poor prognosis. Severe dilated cardiomyopathy necessitating hospitalization in the cardiac ICU with vasopressor and ventilator support developed in a 44-year-old HIV-infected man with a CD4+ cell count of 552/μL and an undetectable plasma HIV RNA level who was treated with didanosine and hydroxyurea. During the course of a year, he had full recovery of cardiac function. Aggressive intervention is warranted in otherwise healthy HIV-infected patients presenting with severe dilated cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-335
Number of pages3
JournalAIDS Reader
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 4 2001


  • Antiretroviral therapy
  • Cardiomyopathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases


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