Methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy: patterns and predictors of recovery.

  title={Methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy: patterns and predictors of recovery.},
  author={Aleksandr Voskoboinik and Joshua F Ihle and Jason E. Bloom and David M Kaye},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  volume={46 6},
BACKGROUND Methamphetamine abuse is a growing public health problem, and increasing numbers of patients are admitted with methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy (MAC). AIM We sought to characterise the patterns of this disease and identify predictors of recovery. METHODS We retrospectively studied consecutive patients diagnosed with MAC between January 2006 and July 2015. RESULTS We identified 20 patients (14 males, 6 females) with mean age 35 ± 9 years. Most had very severe systolic… CONTINUE READING