HIV-Related Cardiac Complications: CT and MRI Findings
AJR:198, February 2012
Takahiko Nakazono JeanJeudy Charles S.White
OBJECTIVE. Cardiovascular complications in patients with HIV infection include myocardial, endocardial, pericardial, and vascular diseases. The complications are caused by the HIV infection itself, opportunistic infections, HIV-related tumors, and the side effects of highly active antiretroviral therapy. The article reviews the CT and MRI findings suggestive of HIV-related cardiovascular diseases.
CONCLUSION. The cardiovascular complications of HIV infection frequently overlap, making the diagnosis difficult. CT and MRI are useful for the noninvasive evaluation of these complications.