Outcome of percutaneous coronary intervention in HIV-infected patients

Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2006 Dec;68(6):879-81. doi: 10.1002/ccd.20774.


We report the long-term outcome of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in 12 HIV-infected patients. Two patients died from a HIV-related infection and seven patients suffered from severe clinical and/or angiographic restenosis requiring additional interventions or causing severe angina pectoris. Only three patients remained symptom free. We conclude that HIV-infected patients should be considered as high risk group and treated routinely with drug-eluting stents.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary*
  • Antiretroviral Therapy, Highly Active
  • Coronary Restenosis / prevention & control
  • Coronary Restenosis / virology
  • Coronary Stenosis / complications
  • Coronary Stenosis / therapy*
  • Coronary Stenosis / virology
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • HIV Infections / complications*
  • HIV Infections / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Stents*