Cocaine-Induced Delayed Myocardial Infarction Complicated by Apical Thrombus

Rafay Khan, Sabrina Arshed, Waqas Jehangir, Shuvendu Sen, Abdalla Yousif


It is well demonstrated in the literature that cocaine use has been well linked to the formation of various forms of acute and chronic cardiovascular problems including but not limited to acute coronary syndromes. However, cocaine has been commonly associated with coronary vasospasms and less commonly with myocardial infarction and the formation of atrial thrombus. Through this case presentation, we illustrate the findings of a 35-year-old gentleman with history of cocaine use presenting with acute coronary syndrome and complicated by thrombus formation. Furthermore, through this report, we illustrate in a patient with no other risk factors and at a young age, how chronic cocaine use or even a history of usage may result in complications even weeks after its consumption.

J Clin Med Res. 2016;8(1):59-61


Acute coronary syndrome; Cocaine; Thrombus; Myocardial infarction

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