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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Myocardial ischemia, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction
Coexposure to ethanol may increase the risk of developing acute CAD/AMI (PMID 19655286)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Abused drugs/substances (illicit-, street drugs - IV/inhaled)
Talc (inhaled, sniffed, i.v., intrapleural)
Complete Angiographic Resolution of Cocaine Induced Coronary Artery Dissection within Eight Days without Coronary Stenting--A Case Report.
Myocardial ischaemia following cocaine and adrenaline exposure in a child during an ophthalmological procedure.
Acute coronary syndrome after levamisole-adultered cocaine abuse.
Acute myocardial infarction in a young cocaine addict with normal coronaries: time to raise awareness among emergency physicians.
Coronary spasm after the topical use of cocaine in nasal surgery.
Cocaine and acute vascular diseases.
The cocaine-abused heart.
Cocaine chest pain.