Armah KA, Chang CC, Baker JV, Ramachandran VS, Budoff MJ, Crane HM, Gibert CL, Goetz MB, Leaf DA, McGinnis KA, Oursler KK, Rimland D, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Sico JJ, Warner AL, Hsue PY, Kuller LH, Justice AC, Freiberg MS. Prehypertension, hypertension, and the risk of acute myocardial infarction in HIV-infected and -uninfected veterans. Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 2014 Jan;58(58). 121-9. PMID: 24065316 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3864500
Compared to uninfected people, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected individuals may have an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Currently, HIV-infected people are treated to the same blood pressure (BP) goals (<140/90 or <130/80 mm Hg) as their uninfected counterparts. Whether HIV-infected people with elevated BP have excess AMI risk compared to uninfected people is not known. This study examines whether the association between elevated BP and AMI risk differs by HIV status.