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Revista Colombiana de Cardiología

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Abstract

CORTES, Luis A et al. Cocaine and chest pain. Rev. Colomb. Cardiol. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.5, pp.260-265. ISSN 0120-5633.

Chest pain associated with cocaine use is one of the most common symptoms reported by patients. It usually occurs in young subjects with no risk factors for coronary disease, and is independent of the history of substance abuse, although about a quarter of them denies its consumption. The percentage of those who present acute myocardial infarction after cocaine use is low, but the doctor should suspect this diagnosis and according to the risk, define the stratification strategy and the appropriate treatment.

Keywords : cocaine; chest pain; acute myocardial infarction.

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