Heart and Lung Health
This category contains analyses about heart and lung function in children born to mothers with HIV. We are interested in evaluating the safety of ARV treatment given to pregnant mothers with HIV on the heart and lung health of their children. This category has analyses about factors that might predict higher levels of biological signals of heart disease. It also looks at echocardiographic measures of heart function and structure, as well as lung function tests of children born to mothers with HIV.
Youth with HIV and Overall Risk for Heart Diseases
In this study, we created a scoring system based on weight, height, blood pressure, smoking, and fasting levels of sugar and fat in the blood. We used the scoring system to estimate changes to the blood vessels in the heart that can lead to heart diseases in infected youth born to mothers with HIV.
This publication was a collaboration between the Heart and Lung Health Working Group and the HIV Complications Working Group.
Heart Size and Health in HIV-positive Children Taking HAART
In this study of infected and uninfected youth born to mothers with HIV, we looked at the heart's size and shape in children who had taken combination antiretroviral medications (HAART) for many years.
Please note that this abstract was presented at the American Heart Association in Orlando, Florida, November 14-18, 2009.
Heart Health in Youth with HIV
In this study, we compared two groups: infected youth born to mothers with HIV who took HAART, and youth with HIV from the P2C2 study (most of whom did not take HAART). We used an echocardiogram (ultrasound) test to check the heart health of both groups of youth with HIV.