PMID: 2390398Jul 1, 1990

Acute myocardial infarction caused by intravenous amphetamine abuse

British Heart Journal
G E PackeK Jennings

Abstract

A man aged 27 years presented with an acute myocardial infarction after injecting himself intravenously with amphetamine. Soon after admission ventricular fibrillation developed. This was successfully cardioverted. Coronary arteriography was normal.

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Acute Disease
Thyramine
Electroversion Therapy
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