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Acute Myocardial Infarction following Naltrexone Consumption; a Case Report

Bita Dadpour, Arash Gholoobi, Shahrad Tajoddini, Amir Habibi




Cardiovascular effects of opioid withdrawal have long been studied. It was reported that patients with underlying ischemic heart disease and atherosclerotic vessels may be complicated by a sudden physical and emotional stress due to withdrawal syndrome. But some other believes sudden increase in catecholamine level as a sympathetic overflow might effect on heart with and without underlying ischemia. In the current study, a patient on methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) who experienced myocardial infarction (MI) after taking naltrexone was described.


Naltrexone, myocardial infarction, substance withdrawal syndrome, narcotic antagonists


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/emergency.v5i1.13143


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