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Methamphetamine-Associated Cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  24037954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Methamphetamine and related compounds are now the second most commonly used illicit substance worldwide, after cannabis. Reports of methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy (MAC) are increasing, but MAC has not been well reviewed. This analysis of MAC will provide an overview of the pharmacology of methamphetamine, historical perspective and epidemiology, a review of case and clinical studies, and a summary of the proposed mechanisms for MAC. Clinically, many questions remain, including the appropriate therapeutic interventions for MAC, the incidence and prevalence of cardiac pathology in methamphetamine users, risk factors for developing MAC, and prognosis of these patients. In conclusion, recognition of the significance of MAC among physicians and other medical caregivers is important given the growing use of methamphetamine and related stimulants worldwide.
Sekon Won; Robert A Hong; Ralph V Shohet; Todd B Seto; Nisha I Parikh
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1932-8737     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, Hawaii.
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