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Myocardial Infarction Associated with Methadone and/or Dihydrocodeine

Backmund M. · Meyer K. · Zwehl W. · Nagengast O. · Eichenlaub D.
General Hospital München Schwabing, Munich, Germany Eur Addict Res 2001;7:37–39 (DOI:10.1159/000050712)


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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