Most of the cocaine - deaths are said to be related to cardiovascular complications. This paper addresses a rather infrequent complication of chronic cocaine use, represented by the aortic dissection. The case in point pertains to a 45-year-old, caucasian male, substance abuser who suffered an aortic dissection following the use of cocaine. Blood concentrations of cocaine and benzoylecgonine were considered not to be within a potentially toxic range.

Marella, G.l., Furnari, C., Perfetti, E., Arcudi, G. (2011). Aortic dissection and cocaine use. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 18(7), 329-331 [10.1016/j.jflm.2011.06.008].

Aortic dissection and cocaine use

Marella G. L.;Furnari C.;Perfetti E.;Arcudi G.
2011

Abstract

Most of the cocaine - deaths are said to be related to cardiovascular complications. This paper addresses a rather infrequent complication of chronic cocaine use, represented by the aortic dissection. The case in point pertains to a 45-year-old, caucasian male, substance abuser who suffered an aortic dissection following the use of cocaine. Blood concentrations of cocaine and benzoylecgonine were considered not to be within a potentially toxic range.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/43 - Medicina Legale
English
Aneurysm, Dissecting; Aorta; Aortic Aneurysm; Cocaine; Cocaine-Related Disorders; Forensic Pathology; Forensic Toxicology; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Myocardium; Narcotics
Marella, G.l., Furnari, C., Perfetti, E., Arcudi, G. (2011). Aortic dissection and cocaine use. JOURNAL OF FORENSIC AND LEGAL MEDICINE, 18(7), 329-331 [10.1016/j.jflm.2011.06.008].
Marella, Gl; Furnari, C; Perfetti, E; Arcudi, G
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