Acute myocardial infarction associated with amphetamine use

Mayo Clin Proc. 2001 Mar;76(3):323-6. doi: 10.4065/76.3.323.


Myocardial infarction is a rarely reported complication of amphetamine use. We report the case of a healthy 31-year-old man who presented to our emergency department with no clinical evidence of an acute coronary event after intravenous injection of amphetamines. However, he subsequently experienced a non-Q-wave anterior wall myocardial infarction associated with the use of amphetamines.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Amphetamine-Related Disorders / complications*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / chemically induced*
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis