Chest pain and myocardial infarction occurring in young people with angiographically normal coronary arteries is well documented. Opiates have a cardioprotective effect and are used in acute heart attacks. We described a 22-year-old opioid addicted male patient who suffered a myocardial infarction following the consumption of methadone and dihydrocodeine.
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European Addiction Research (Special Topic Section: Craving and Anticraving)
Vol. 7, No. 1, Year 2001 (Cover Date: March 2001)
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