Cocaine-induced myocardial injury

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We report a case of 37-year-old male, who was admitted to the Vilnius University hospital Santaros Klinikos emergency department suffering from acute chest pain. ECG and elevated troponin level confirmed ST-elevation myocardial infarction, although coronary angiogram had not shown hemodynamically significant changes in coronary arteries. Patient admitted after using cocaine a day ago. To conclude, myocardial infarction is rare, but serious consequence of cocaine use. Clinicians should consider interrogating all young patients presented to the emergency department with acute chest pain for cocaine use.

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