Risk factors associated with methamphetamine use and heart failure among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Island peoples

@article{Mau2009RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors associated with methamphetamine use and heart failure among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Island peoples},
  author={Marjorie K. Leimomi Mala Mau and Karynna Asao and Jimmy T Efird and Erin Saito and Robert E. Ratner and Muhannad Hafi and Todd B Seto},
  journal={Vascular Health and Risk Management},
  year={2009},
  volume={5},
  pages={45 - 52}
}
OBJECTIVE Heart failure (HF), a long term outcome of chronic methamphetamine use (MU), occurs more frequently in racial and ethnic minority populations at high risk for cardiovascular disparities. This study examined the association of socio-demographic and clinical risk factors with MU among heart failure patients who are Native Hawaiians (NH) or other Pacific Island peoples (PIP). DESIGN/SETTING/PATIENT POPULATION: Cross-sectional study of NHs and PIPs with advanced heart failure enrolled in… CONTINUE READING