– This study assessed flow–mediated vasodilation (FMD) and brachial artery diameter (BAD) in HIV–infected pregnant women compared to healthy pregnant controls, and determined their relationships to variables of interest, including the HIV status. No differences were observed in FMD or BAD between HIV–infected and healthy pregnant women, and neither measure changed significantly during pregnancy. HIV status did not affect endothelial function or brachial artery diameter. Pregnancy does not appear to further increase the CVD risk associated with HIV infection.
Effects of pregnancy on endothelial function and cardiovascular disease risk in HIV-infected women / K., Luzi; A. R., Eckard; A., Lattanzi; ZONA, Stefano; MODENA, Maria Grazia; FACCHINETTI, Fabio; GUARALDI, Giovanni. - In: PREGNANCY HYPERTENSION. - ISSN 2210-7789. - STAMPA. - 3 (2013):(2013), pp. 105-110. [10.1016/j.preghy.2013.01.003]