Is methamphetamine linked to poorer outcomes following intracerebral hemorrhage?

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Takeaway

  • Methamphetamine (MP) is associated with earlier age of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) onset, higher blood pressure, longer duration of anti-hypertensive therapy, and longer hospital stay.

  • Subcortical hemorrhage is a more prevalent ICH type among MP users.

Why this matters

  • MP is associated with increased risk of stroke; findings can help guide preventive and monitoring strategies.

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