Myocardial infarction due to cocaine

D. Zamir, I. Leibovitz, I. Polychuck, T. Reitblat

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Abstract

Cocaine is a common drug. Myocardial infarcts and brain infarcts related to the use of cocaine were previously reported in the medical literature. We report a 34 year old patient admitted for severe chest pain, a few minutes after cocaine use. He was found to have an acute myocardial infarction with significant left ventricle dysfunction. Coronarography conducted a few days later was found to be normal. Cocaine use may cause acute myocardial infarction in young and healthy people with no other risk factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-609, 678
JournalHarefuah
Volume140
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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