Cocaine in sudden and unexpected death: a review of 49 post-mortem cases.

@article{Pilgrim2013CocaineIS,
  title={Cocaine in sudden and unexpected death: a review of 49 post-mortem cases.},
  author={Jennifer Lucinda Pilgrim and Noel William Woodford and Olaf Heino Drummer},
  journal={Forensic science international},
  year={2013},
  volume={227 1-3},
  pages={52-9}
}
Cocaine is a potent sympathomimetic drug that is associated with cardiotoxicity, including ventricular arrhythmia, systemic hypertension, acute myocardial infarction and left ventricular hypertrophy. The use of cocaine in Australia has risen steadily since the late 1990s. What remains unclear in the literature is whether cocaine-associated death can occur in the absence of other contributing factors, such as concomitant drug use or natural disease. A search was conducted on the National… CONTINUE READING
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