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Cardiac magnetic resonance predicts reversibility of cocaine-induced ventricular dysfunction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19575088     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year-old Caucasian female was admitted with severe biventricular congestive heart failure secondary to cocaineinduced cardiomyopathy. Contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance did not reveal myocardial oedema or focal fibrosis. The systolic ventricular function recovered fully after 10 weeks of abstinence from cocaine and supportive medical treatment. This case report is the first to describe findings with magnetic resonance for this condition, and briefly discusses its potential value in the evaluation of patients with cocaine-induced heart failure.
J P Smedema
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1995-1892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2009 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-03     Completed Date:  2009-08-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  198-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital, Sunningdale, Cape Town.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Agents / therapeutic use
Cocaine-Related Disorders / complications*
Heart Failure / drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
Predictive Value of Tests
Recovery of Function
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / drug therapy,  etiology,  pathology*,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cardiovascular Agents

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