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Cardiovascular manifestations of cocaine abuse. A case of recurrent dilated cardiomyopathy.
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PMID:  7774343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The medical complications of cocaine abuse are being encountered by clinicians with increasing frequency. The cardiovascular manifestations of cocaine abuse include chest pain, myocardial ischemia and infarction, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, infective endocarditis, and aortic dissection. The pathogenesis of these cardiovascular complications has not been fully elucidated but may be related to a combination of the sympathomimetic and membrane anaesthetic effects of cocaine. We present these concepts in a case discussion format.
H J Willens; S C Chakko; K M Kessler
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-11     Completed Date:  1995-07-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  594-600     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla., USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / chemically induced
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / chemically induced*
Chest Pain / chemically induced
Cocaine / adverse effects*,  pharmacology
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / chemically induced
Substance-Related Disorders / complications*
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