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Acute Myocardial Infarction following Naltrexone Consumption; a Case Report

Bita Dadpour, Arash Gholoobi, Shahrad Tajoddini, Amir Habibi
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Abstract

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.


Keywords

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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