Cocaine-induced myocardial infarction

Dinesh Arab, Abutaher M. Yahia, Adnan I Qureshi

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Cocaine is a commonly used drug. It has been shown to be an independent risk factor for myocardial infarction. The mechanism of cocaine-induced myocardial ischemia differs from that of the more common atherosclerotic myocardial infarction in several important ways. The treatment is different and controversial. This review summarizes the pathophysiology and the management of cocaine-induced myocardial infarction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)617-623
Number of pages7
JournalCardiovascular Reviews and Reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2002


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