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Quantitative Comparison of Coronary Artery Flow and Myocardial Perfusion in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction in the Presence and Absence of Recent Cocaine Use

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Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
0929-5305
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Springer-Verlag
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Abstract

Background: Numerous factors have been implicated in the pathogenesis of cocaine associated myocardial infarction (CAMI). However, the relative contributions each of these mechanisms provide to the pathogenesis of CAMI have not been well defined. We hypothesized that significant angiographic differences exist between CAMI patients vs thrombotic AMI patients (TAMI) and normal controls.

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