Acute arterial thrombosis associated with cocaine abuse Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cocaine
  • Cocaine-Related Disorders
  • Thrombolytic Therapy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vasoconstrictor Agents

abstract

  • Our study underscores cocaine abuse as a potential cause of acute arterial thrombosis. Cocaine-induced arterial thrombosis should be suspected in patients with recent history of cocaine abuse with acute limb ischemia without an identifiable source or overt cardiovascular risk factors. Prompt angiography with operative or endovascular intervention should be performed to avert arterial ischemic sequelae.

publication date

  • August 2004

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jvs.2004.04.026

PubMed ID

  • 15297823

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 291

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 40

number

  • 2