Volume 19 - Number 3

July - September 2017



Hypertension in HIV: Management and Treatment


Claudio Ucciferri, Katia Falasca and Jacopo Vecchiet

Clinic of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine and Science of Aging, University G. d’Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara, Italy


Abstract

Hypertension is among the leading risk factors for cardiovascular disease and accounts for 6% of adult deaths worldwide. It is estimated that in 2013, hypertension was responsible for at least 45% of deaths due to heart disease and 51% of deaths due to stroke. Accordingly, management of hypertension and its long-term complications in HIV-infected subjects is a significant component of routine care. The choice of an effective anti-hypertensive therapy in HIV-infected patients is important and must be made carefully in order to prevent cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in these patients.


Key Words:

Blood pressure. AIDS. Cardiovascular disease. Antihypertensive treatment.






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