Successful intracoronary thrombolysis in cocaine-associated acute myocardial infarction

Siu Sun Yao, Hugo Spindola-Franco, Mark Menegus, Mark Greenberg, Mark Goldberger, Jamshid Shirani

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-297
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 1997



  • Catheterization
  • Cocaine
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Thrombolysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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