Marijuana-induced recurrent acute coronary syndrome with normal coronary angiograms

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Title Marijuana-induced recurrent acute coronary syndrome with normal coronary angiograms
Author Safaa, Ali M; Markham, Ryan; Jayasinghe, Satyajit Rohan
Journal Name Drug and Alcohol Review
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Abstract We report a case of a man in his 40s presented to the emergency department twice, 1 month apart, with severe ischaemic sounding chest pain within 1 h of smoking marijuana on both occasions. He had elevated serial biomarkers and ischaemic electrocardiogram changes. His coronary angiograms on both episodes were entirely normal along with normal echocardiogram. This potentially suggests a coronary vasospasm as an underlying mechanism for these non-ST elevation myocardial infarctions. This should alert clinicians and the public alike to this potential risk of cannabis use.[Safaa AM, Markham R, Jayasinghe R. Marijuana-induced recurrent acute coronary syndrome with normal coronary angiograms.
Peer Reviewed No
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-3362.2011.00327.x
Volume 31
Issue Number 1
Page from 91
Page to 94
ISSN 0959-5236
Date Accessioned 2012-03-20
Language en_US
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Medical and Health Sciences
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47662
Publication Type Non Refereed Journal Articles
Publication Type Code c2

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