How ice affects the heart

Patients with methamphetamine-associated cardiomyopathy (MAC) appear to fall into two types, with one having a better prognosis, an Australian study shows.

A retrospective review of records for 20 consecutive patients presenting with MAC at the Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, found global systolic dysfunction in 14 patients and a ‘reverse Takotsubo’ pattern in the remaining six.

The reverse Takotsubo