Beta-blockers are associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction after cocaine use.

@article{Dattilo2008BetablockersAA,
  title={Beta-blockers are associated with reduced risk of myocardial infarction after cocaine use.},
  author={Philip B. Dattilo and Susan M. Hailpern and Kerrie Fearon and Davendra P S Sohal and Charles W. Nordin},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={
          117-25
        }
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE Beta-blocker use is associated with coronary artery spasm after cocaine administration but also decreases mortality in patients with myocardial infarction or systolic dysfunction. We conduct a retrospective cohort study to analyze the safety of beta-blockers in patients with positive urine toxicology results for cocaine. METHODS The cohort consisted of 363 consecutive telemetry and ICU patients who were admitted to a municipal hospital and had positive urine toxicology results… CONTINUE READING

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