Aziz et al
Greener Journal of Medical Sciences Vol. 3 (5), pp. 166-170, July 2013.
ISSN: 2276-7797 © 2011 Greener Journals
Manuscript Number: 061213670
Life Threatening Ventricular Arrythmia in a Patient after Cocaine Binge Presented with Life Threatening Arrhythmias
*1Fahad Aziz, 2Chijioke Enweluzo, 3Misbah Zaeem
1,2,3Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Hospital Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard,
Winston Salem, NC 27157
*Corresponding Author’s Email: Fahadaziz.md @ gmail. com, Phone 347-461-6570
Cocaine is the most commonly used recreational drug which has striking adverse effects like Cerebrovascular accidents and cardiovascular events ranging from myocardial ischemia to myocardial infarct and life threatening arrhythmias, which has a potential to effect even younger adults with normal cardiac functional status. Here, we present an interesting case who came with chest pain with ST elevation on EKG and had multiple episodes of life threatening ventricular tachyarrhythmia after snorting cocaine, was then found to have normal coronaries on cardiac catheterization and was resuscitated successfully.
Keywords: Cocaine, Arrhythmias, ST elevations.