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Triggering of myocardial infarction by cocaine.

Authors
  • Mittleman, M A
  • Mintzer, D
  • Maclure, M
  • Tofler, G H
  • Sherwood, J B
  • Muller, J E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Circulation
Publisher
Ovid Technologies Wolters Kluwer -American Heart Association
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1999
Volume
99
Issue
21
Pages
2737–2741
Identifiers
PMID: 10351966
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Cocaine use is associated with a large abrupt and transient increase in the risk of acute myocardial infarction in patients who are otherwise at relatively low risk. This finding suggests that studying the pathophysiological changes produced by cocaine may provide insights into the mechanisms by which myocardial infarction is triggered by other stressors.

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