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Study: Sudden heart death high among HIV patients
San Francisco Chronicle

Patients with HIV infections are 4 1/2 times more likely to die suddenly from cardiac arrest than people without HIV, even if the virus is under control and they appear relatively healthy, according to a UCSF study. The report, published Monday in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that sudden cardiac death – which occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating – was the second-most common killer among HIV-positive patients. AIDS was the most common cause of death.

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