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Cocaine chest pain.
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PMID:  8187689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiovascular problems are among the most frequently seen medical complaints related to cocaine use, with chest pain as the most commonly encountered cardiac emergency. Multiple studies and case reports have documented myocardial infarction in young, otherwise low-risk cocaine users. Treatment should be consistent with that of any patient with myocardial ischemia, with particular attention devoted to decreasing the sympathomimetic effects of the cocaine. A 24-hour observation period identifies close to 100% of patients sustaining an acute myocardial infarction after cocaine use.
J S Olshaker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0733-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-06-23     Completed Date:  1994-06-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland Medical System/Hospital, Baltimore.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Pain / chemically induced*,  drug therapy
Cocaine / adverse effects*
Myocardial Ischemia / chemically induced,  diagnosis
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