Methamphetamine-related stroke: four cases.

@article{Perez1999MethamphetaminerelatedSF,
  title={Methamphetamine-related stroke: four cases.},
  author={Jose A Rio Perez and Edward Louis Arsura and S Strategos},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={469-71}
}
Amphetamine use in certain parts of the United States has risen dramatically. Methamphetamine, the most-common illicitly abused type of amphetamine, can be inhaled, injected intravenously, or smoked. It is a potent sympathomimetic that may lead to vascular events including myocardial infarction and stroke. Because of the demographics of drug use, these potentially devastating events usually occur in relatively young patients. The pathophysiology of stroke related to amphetamine use is… CONTINUE READING
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