Acute inferior myocardial infarction due to cannabis smoking in a young man

J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2009 Sep;10(9):669-70. doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32832bcfbe.


Cannabis smoking, which has euphoric effects, is consistently increasing in Europe. Smoking cannabis is a rare trigger of acute myocardial infarction (MI) by inducing coronary artery spasm. Some cases who have thrombus formation in acute coronary artery and no serious atherosclerotic lesions have been reported in the literature. These cases had involved the left coronary artery. Although some cases were reported with MI after cannabis smoking, only two case reports with inferior MI after cannabis smoking were reported in the literature. The present report is of a young male patient who was affected by acute inferior MI half an hour after cannabis smoking.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Angioplasty, Balloon, Coronary / instrumentation
  • Coronary Thrombosis / etiology*
  • Coronary Thrombosis / therapy
  • Fibrinolytic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • Myocardial Infarction / therapy
  • Stents
  • Tirofiban
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Tyrosine / administration & dosage
  • Tyrosine / analogs & derivatives


  • Fibrinolytic Agents
  • Tyrosine
  • Tirofiban