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A dramatic course of myocardial infarction in 28 years old patient after amphetamine use

Karol Kaziród-Wolski, Janusz Sielski, Katarzyna Ciuraszkiewicz, Agnieszka Janion-Sadowska, Rafał Miłosz Bzymek, Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon
Folia Cardiologica 2014;9(1):76-79.

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Vol 9, No 1 (2014)
Case Reports
Published online: 2014-03-19

Abstract

Acute myocardial infarction in young adults occurs rarely and most often is induced by different causes than atheromatous coronary artery disease. We present a case report of amphetamine and alcohol induced myocardial infarction in 28 years old tobacco abuser, which was complicated by cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation was obtained only with administration of alteplase. After percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) we induced therapeutic hypothermia to the patient in order to brain protection.

Abstract

Acute myocardial infarction in young adults occurs rarely and most often is induced by different causes than atheromatous coronary artery disease. We present a case report of amphetamine and alcohol induced myocardial infarction in 28 years old tobacco abuser, which was complicated by cardiac arrest caused by ventricular fibrillation. Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation was obtained only with administration of alteplase. After percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) we induced therapeutic hypothermia to the patient in order to brain protection.
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myocardial infarction, young adults, amphetamine, therapeutic hypothermia

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Title

A dramatic course of myocardial infarction in 28 years old patient after amphetamine use

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 9, No 1 (2014)

Pages

76-79

Published online

2014-03-19

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2014;9(1):76-79.

Keywords

myocardial infarction
young adults
amphetamine
therapeutic hypothermia

Authors

Karol Kaziród-Wolski
Janusz Sielski
Katarzyna Ciuraszkiewicz
Agnieszka Janion-Sadowska
Rafał Miłosz Bzymek
Beata Wożakowska-Kapłon

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