Cardiovascular disease in the pregnant patient. A new risk factor

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Coronary artery disease is a rare entity in the pregnant patient, although there have been reports of myocardial infarction in pregnancy. A new risk factor for myocardial ischemia in pregnancy, the use of cocaine, has been dramatically increasing among all patient populations. Because of cocaine, cardiac disease in pregnancy is now a common inner city event. This article reviews the pharmacology of cocaine, the medical complications of cocaine abuse, the mechanisms of cocaine-induced myocardial depression and treatment of cocaine toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalCardiovascular Risk Factors
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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