ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in a 37-year-old man with normal coronaries--it is not always cocaine!

Shitij Arora, Hemant Goyal, Prachi Aggarwal, Atul Kukar

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Abstract

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. With the increase in substance abuse, the incidence of acute myocardial infarction (MI) in younger population has been on the rise. Traditionally, cocaine has been blamed for acute MI; however, recently, there have been more incidences of marijuana as an inciting factor. We present a case of marijuana-induced acute MI and discuss the proposed mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2091.e3-5
JournalThe American journal of emergency medicine
Volume30
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012
Externally publishedYes

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