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Acute myocardial infarction caused by intravenous amphetamine abuse.
  1. G E Packe,
  2. M J Garton,
  3. K Jennings
  1. Regional Cardiac Centre, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.


    A man aged 27 years presented with an acute myocardial infarction after injecting himself intravenously with amphetamine. Soon after admission ventricular fibrillation developed. This was successfully cardioverted. Coronary arteriography was normal.

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