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 IJCM  Vol.7 No.7 , July 2016
Holmes Heart and HIV: A Rare Combination of Two “H”s in a 23-Year-Old Widow
Abstract: A 23-year-old, lean, scoliotic female presented to our hospital with a history of shortness of breath and cyanosis on exertion. Her 2D echocardiography revealed single left ventricle with both atrio-ventricular valves opening in it. She had normally related great arteries, with severe pulmonary artery hypertension, without pulmonary stenosis. Her blood tests indicated that she was reactive to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1). The patients died within 2 months despite treatments with anti-retroviral therapy and decongestive therapy.
Cite this paper: Naidu Otikunta, A. , Kumar Alane, P. , Reddy, Y. and Imamuddin, S. (2016) Holmes Heart and HIV: A Rare Combination of Two “H”s in a 23-Year-Old Widow. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 7, 450-453. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2016.77048.
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