People living with HIV have higher rates of heart failure, stroke, and hospitalization due to cardiovascular disease compared to uninfected controls, researchers found.

After adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors, patients living with HIV had 3.2-fold higher risk of heart failure, 2.7-fold more stroke risk, and 1.7-fold higher risk of cardiovascular disease hospitalization versus uninfected patients, reported Alvaro Alonso, MD, of Emory University in Atlanta, and colleagues.

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