Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Associated With Cocaine Use
Ocala Regional Medical Center
acute myocardial infarction, cardiac troponin, chest pain in the young, cocaine-induced coronary disease, non-st segment elevation myocardial infarction (nstemi)
Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine
We present the case of a 23-year-old male with no significant past medical history who experienced acute chest pain. A diagnostic workup revealed that the patient had a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Although the patient was not forthcoming initially with his cocaine use, he did admit it later in his emergency department course. The timing of his rise and fall of troponin is presented. The pathophysiology of cocaine-related chest pain and infarction is discussed. The patient continued to make an uneventful recovery.
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Choksey I, Stead TS, Mangal RK, Lopez Ortiz C, Ganti L. Non-ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Associated With Cocaine Use. Cureus. 2022;14(12):e32875. doi:10.7759/cureus.32875