ST segment elevation myocardial infarction due to slow coronary flow occurring after cannabis consumption

Kardiol Pol. 2010 Nov;68(11):1266-8.


Slow coronary flow (SCF) is an angiographic finding defined as the slow movement of contrast throughout the coronary lumen in the absence of epicardial coronary stenosis. It has been reported that SCF can on rare occasions cause ST elevated myocardial infarction (MI). Recent studies have shown that cannabis consumption can increase the risk of coronary heart disease and can trigger acute coronary syndromes, especially in young individuals without common risk factors. Here, we present a case of inferior MI in a patient who had consumed cannabis regularly over a long period and whose coronary angiography revealed SCF.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cannabis / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Circulation / drug effects*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging*
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*