Conference: 2007 PH Resource Network Symposium
Release Date: 10.12.2007
Presentation Type: Breakout Sessions
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Recent research has shown a link between the increased use of methamphetamine and the development of PAH. Patients with idiopathic PAH were 10 times more likely than patients with associated PAH to have a history of stimulant use and eight times more likely than patients with chronic thromboembolic PH. Further research is needed to determine a causal relationship between the development of PAH and the use of methamphetamine or other stimulants.