Kerry Hoggett, MBBS, GCertClinTox, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Clinical Toxicology Fellow; David McCoubrie, MBBS, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Clinical Toxicologist; Daniel M Fatovich, MBBS, FACEM, Professor of Emergency Medicine.
Ecstasy-induced acute coronary syndrome: Something to rave about
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. EMA © 2012 Australasian College for Emergency Medicine and Australasian Society for Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine Australasia
Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 339–342, June 2012
How to Cite
Hoggett, K., McCoubrie, D. and Fatovich, D. M. (2012), Ecstasy-induced acute coronary syndrome: Something to rave about. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 24: 339–342. doi: 10.1111/j.1742-6723.2012.01542.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 3 JUN 2012
- Accepted 23 January 2012
- designer drug;
- emergency medicine;
- myocardial ischaemia
Ecstasy or 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine is a commonly used illicit recreational drug, enjoying popularity for its stimulant effects. Although acute coronary syndrome is recognized after cocaine and methamphetamine use, association with Ecstasy use has rarely been reported. We report three cases of significantly delayed acute coronary syndrome and ST elevation myocardial infarction related to ingestion of Ecstasy.