We describe a case of cocaine-associated acute myocardial infarction managed by cardiac catheterization and intracoronary thrombolysis. Based on this and other reported cases, it appears that an invasive approach to the management of cocaine-associated acute myocardial infarction is advantageous over intravenous thrombolysis. Such a strategy would define the pathophysiology of acute myocardial infarction in the setting of cocaine use and allow mechanical intervention should pharmacologic therapy be unsuccessful.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1997|
- Myocardial infarction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine