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Table 1 Exclusion criteria

From: Long term effects of cocaine on the heart assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 3T

•  Diabetes mellitus, defined as plasma glucose >126 mg/dL or use of antidiabetic drugs
•  Severe chronic renal insufficiency (GFR < 30 mL/min/1.73 m2 calculated with the MDRD equation)
•  AIDS diagnosis, conditions with short life-expectancy
•  Consumption of design drugs within the last 5 years*
•  Allergy to iodine or gadolinium based contrast agents
•  Claustrophobia
•  Metallic implants (eg pacemakers, defibrilators)
•  Acute psychotic attack
  1. *Design drugs investigated were METH (methamphetamine, also called speed, crystal meth), MDA (3,4- methylenedioxyamphetamine, also known as love drug), MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, also known as ecstasy) and MDEA / MDE (3,4- methylenedioxy –N-ethylamphetamine, also called Eve).