Key clinical point: Low CD4 count and detectable viral load are risk factors for worse heart failure outcomes in HIV-infected individuals.
Major finding: The 30-day heart failure readmission rate was higher among people living with HIV versus non-HIV–infected individuals (49% vs. 32%; P less than .001).
Study details: A cohort study of 2,308 individuals admitted to the hospital with decompensated heart failure.
Disclosures: The National Institutes of Health sponsored the study. The authors reported that they had no conflicts.
Alvi RM et al. Am Heart J. 2019 Apr;210:39-48.
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