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Published online: 2010-11-24
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ST segment elevation myocardial infarction due to slow coronary flow occurring after cannabis consumption

Ahmet Karabulut, Mahmut Cakmak
Kardiol Pol 2010;68(11):1266-1268.

open access

Vol 68, No 11 (2010)
Chorzy trudni typowi
Published online: 2010-11-24
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding defined as the slow movement of contrast throughout the coronary lumen in the absence of epicardial coronary stenosis. It has been reported that SCF can on rare occasions cause ST elevated myocardial infarction (MI). Recent studies have shown that cannabis consumption can increase the risk of coronary heart disease and can trigger acute coronary syndromes, especially in young individuals without common risk factors. Here, we present a case of inferior MI in a patient who had consumed cannabis regularly over a long period and whose coronary angiography revealed SCF.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 11: 1266-1268

Abstract

Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding defined as the slow movement of contrast throughout the coronary lumen in the absence of epicardial coronary stenosis. It has been reported that SCF can on rare occasions cause ST elevated myocardial infarction (MI). Recent studies have shown that cannabis consumption can increase the risk of coronary heart disease and can trigger acute coronary syndromes, especially in young individuals without common risk factors. Here, we present a case of inferior MI in a patient who had consumed cannabis regularly over a long period and whose coronary angiography revealed SCF.
Kardiol Pol 2010; 68, 11: 1266-1268
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Keywords

cannabis; slow coronary flow; ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

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Title

ST segment elevation myocardial infarction due to slow coronary flow occurring after cannabis consumption

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 68, No 11 (2010)

Pages

1266-1268

Published online

2010-11-24

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2010;68(11):1266-1268.

Keywords

cannabis
slow coronary flow
ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Authors

Ahmet Karabulut
Mahmut Cakmak

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