Washington - SANAA
A recent study warned that people living with HIV/AIDS are more likely to have a heart attack.
According to the Medical Express website, researchers at the University of California indicated that individuals infected with HIV are more than twice as likely to die from sudden cardiac death compared to others, after examining a microscopic image of a T-cell of a person infected with the virus, indicating that their hearts are likely to be prone to fibrosis, which is A factor that may play a role in increasing their susceptibility to this disease.
The researchers explained that sudden cardiac death occurs when the electrical signals in the heart suddenly deviate and the heart stops pumping blood. Risk factors include coronary artery disease, heart attacks, and previously diagnosed arrhythmias.
The researchers pointed out that one third of sudden deaths during the period from 2011 to 2016 were due to cardiac causes among people living with HIV, referring to the discovery of genetic or molecular risk factors, which may be among the risk factors that lead to sudden cardiac death.
The researchers conducted a blood test among the infected to assess the causes of infection, and it was found out to them that heart diseases are increasingly affecting patients with immunodeficiency recently, along with many other factors that put them at risk of this disease as well.