Eur Heart J Case Rep. 2021 Jun 14;5(6):ytab179. doi: 10.1093/ehjcr/ytab179. eCollection 2021 Jun.


BACKGROUND: Left main coronary thrombus is a rare angiographic finding associated with serious outcomes such as sudden death and cardiogenic shock. Rupture of an underlying atherosclerotic plaque is the main risk factor. The role of cannabis consumption in the pathophysiology of acute cardiovascular disease is controversial.

CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction characterized by a mobile left main coronary thrombus in a young male cannabis consumer successfully treated with manual aspiration, dual anti-platelet, and unfractionated heparin therapy.

CONCLUSION: Cannabis consumption could be a risk factor for coronary artery thrombosis. The pathophysiology mechanism of action is not well understood. Reaching an optimal management is a potential challenge for physicians.

PMID:34222781 | PMC:PMC8244647 | DOI:10.1093/ehjcr/ytab179

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