Cocaine and COVID-19 in ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Case Rep Cardiol. 2022 Apr 22;2022:5640965. doi: 10.1155/2022/5640965. eCollection 2022.


Both COVID-19 disease and cocaine consumption have prothrombotic and hypercoagulable effects and are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. We report the case of a patient with acute myocardial infarction in the setting of active COVID-19 disease and recent cocaine consumption. We hypothesize that COVID-19 and cocaine synergistically provoke cardiovascular events. Identifying COVID-19 disease and/or cocaine abuse as potential triggers of acute myocardial infarction can be crucial due to distinctive therapeutic consequences.

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