Cocaine-induced myocardial injury

Jolita Badarienė, Lina Matuliauskaitė, Robertas Badaras, Birutė Petrauskienė
2019 Seminars in Cardiovascular Medicine  
We report a case of 37-year-old male, who was admitted to the Vilnius University hospital Santaros Klinikos emergency department suffering from acute chest pain. ECG and elevated troponin level confirmed ST-elevation myocardial infarction, although coronary angiogram had not shown hemodynamically significant changes in coronary arteries. Patient admitted after using cocaine a day ago. To conclude, myocardial infarction is rare, but serious consequence of cocaine use. Clinicians should consider
more » ... nterrogating all young patients presented to the emergency department with acute chest pain for cocaine use.
doi:10.2478/semcard-2019-0005 fatcat:wtnzzzetlnbqpmp23unf75zovu