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Cannabis: a trigger for acute myocardial infarction? A case report.
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PMID:  18545075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cannabis smoking is consistently increasing in Europe and after alcohol it is the most common recreational drug in the western world. Users and lay people believe that marijuana or hashish is safe. Over the past four decades, however, it has been well established that cannabis has pathophysiological effects on the cardiovascular system. Information concerning the link between cannabis consumption and myocardial infarction is limited and existing data are controversial on this topic. In our case report, we describe a case of a young man who after smoking marijuana experienced ST elevation myocardial infarction caused by acute thrombosis of the descending artery, submitted to efficacious primary coronary angioplasty.
Francesco Cappelli; Chiara Lazzeri; Gian Franco Gensini; Serafina Valente
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1558-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Publication Date:  2008 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-11     Completed Date:  2008-10-30     Revised Date:  2009-05-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Heart and Vessel Department, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Careggi, Florence, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary
Coronary Thrombosis / complications,  etiology*,  therapy
Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*
Myocardial Infarction / etiology*,  therapy

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