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Methamphetamine & PH: An Emerging Population

Jane Janusz

Kelly Chin


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Conference: 2007 PH Resource Network Symposium

Release Date: 10.12.2007

Presentation Type: Breakout Sessions

File Download: 2007 Symposium Meth

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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.