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Cocaine-Associated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Different Pathophysiological Mechanisms.

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Summary of "Cocaine-Associated ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Different Pathophysiological Mechanisms."

There are many underlying mechanisms for cocaine-associated myocardial infarction, and the culprit must be elucidated for appropriate therapeutic management. Optical coherence tomography provides unique insights when angiography alone has limited diagnostic value; it also aids in the decision between conservative management and revascularization strategy and guides coronary interventions.

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Name: The Journal of invasive cardiology
ISSN: 1557-2501
Pages: E62-E63

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A clinical syndrome defined by MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA symptoms; persistent elevation in the ST segments of the ELECTROCARDIOGRAM; and release of BIOMARKERS of myocardial NECROSIS (e.g., elevated TROPONIN levels). ST segment elevation in the ECG is often used in determining the treatment protocol (see also NON-ST ELEVATION MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).

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MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the anterior wall of the heart is involved. Anterior wall myocardial infarction is often caused by occlusion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. It can be categorized as anteroseptal or anterolateral wall myocardial infarction.

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION in which the inferior wall of the heart is involved. It is often caused by occlusion of the right coronary artery.

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