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AIDS and Heart Disease
edited by
Ronald Ross Watson

AIDS and Heart Disease examines:

  • recent advances in our understanding of HIV-associated endothelial injury including the expression of cytokines and adhesion molecules, apoptosis, and endothelial permeability
  • clinical investigations on atherosclerosis, pulmonary hypertension, and thrombosis in HIV-infected patients
  • the benefits of antioxidant vitamins in coronary heart disease (CHD) prevention using animal studies, human epidemiological research, and clinical trials
  • dietary strategies to aid in the prevention of autoimmune disease and CVD
  • adverse effects associated with highly active antiretroviral therapies (HAART)
  • common cardiac manifestations such as myocarditis, dilated cardiomyopathy, endocarditis, pericardial effusion, arteriopathy, and cardiac malignant neoplasms
  • reveals the impact of HIV on the heart and related vascular systems
AIDS and Heart Disease is the first reference to collect the latest research and reviews on the treatment and pathogenesis of heart disease in AIDS patients.

AIDS and Heart Disease attempts to improve the diagnosis, management, and therapy of HIV-associated heart failure by studying the prolonged effects of immunosuppression and opportunistic and viral infection, as well as cofactors affecting heart disease such as drug-related cardiotoxicity, cocaine abuse, and nutritional deficiencies on cardiac function.


  1. Heart disease in AIDS
  2. Mechanisms of atherogenesis in HIV infection
  3. Role of HIV-1 macropinocytosis and cardiomyocyte apoptosis in the pathogenesis of HIV cardiomyopathy
  4. HIV-1 and the blood-brain barrier
  5. HIV, cocaine, and the heart : pathophysiology and clinical implications
  6. HIV-associated thrombotic microangiopathy
  7. Pathogenesis of HIV-associated vasculopathy
  8. Causative factors of cardiovascular complications in AIDS
  9. HIV-associated vascular disease and endothelial injury
  10. Tat-induced angiogenesis
  11. Nutrients as modulators of immune dysfunction and dyslipidemia in AIDS
  12. Antioxidant vitamins and heart disease prevention
  13. Nutrients and treatment of heart disease in AIDS
  14. Will soy protein help HIV patients with cardiovascular risk?
  15. N-3 fatty acid supplementation in AIDS patients with cardiac complications
  16. A role for dietary protein in the AIDS wasting syndrome and heart disease?
  17. Role of antioxidants in reducing heart disease in HIV-infected patients
  18. Antioxidant vitamins and antiretroviral therapy during HIV infection : effects on oxidative damage
  19. Vitamin E retards heart disease in AIDS patients
  20. HIV- and cocaine-induced subclinical atherosclerosis
  21. Cocaine, HIV, and heart disease : research at NIDA and recommendations for future research
  22. Cocaine-induced exacerbation of viral myocarditis
  23. Role of the catecholamine-nitric oxide system in cocaine- and HIV-induced vascular inflammation and its pharmacological implications
  24. Cardiovascular complications of HIV/AIDS and substance abuse
  25. Lipids, lipodystrophy, and AIDS
  26. Pathogenesis of HIV-associated cardiovascular complications in the HAART era
  27. Lipodystrophy syndrome and HIV disease
  28. The role of N-3 fatty acids in preventing coronary artery disease and arrhythmias in AIDS patients : a hypothesis
  29. Cardiovascular involvement in simian AIDS in nonhuman primates
  30. Cardiac disease in HIV-1 Tg animals
  31. Murine AIDS and HIV-1 dementia

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AIDS and Heart Disease
edited by Ronald Ross Watson

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