Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2015)
Infection and Cardiac Function: An update
Rajeswari S, Tasneem Banu, Swaminathan
Myocarditis is an infection of the heart valves occurs when germs get into the blood stream and settle inside the heart, often on a valve. The infection is usually caused by bacteria or viruses. HIV patients are prone to increased cardiovascular diseases and early ART treatment and aggressive cardiovascular risk assessment and management will be very helpful. Infectious and parasitic diseases can cause cardiac problems both by intrinsic mechanisms of the disease and drug intervention. Myocarditis is an uncommon complication of severe dengue fever. Awareness about Cardiac disease manifestations and the complications are essential for treatment in all infectious diseases. This review articles highlights the research findings during the last two decades on cardiac related disorders in infections by a variety of microorganisms notably Dengue and HIV.
How to cite this article:
Rajeswari S, Tasneem Banu, Swaminathan. Infection and Cardiac Function: An update. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2015; 4(5): 40-46.