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Vol. 109, No. 3, 2008
Issue release date: February 2008

Methamphetamine-Associated Acute Left Ventricular Dysfunction: A Variant of Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Srikanth S. · Barua R. · Ambrose J.
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This brief report describes a case of transient left ventricular dysfunction in a 42-year-old woman associated with methamphetamine abuse. Transient (stress-induced) left ventricular dysfunction has been described previously, usually in postmenopausal women following emotional stress and also severe medical illness. This is the first reported case associated with methamphetamine abuse.

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