Intravenous methylphenidate: an unusual way to provoke ST-elevation myocardial infarction.

  title={Intravenous methylphenidate: an unusual way to provoke ST-elevation myocardial infarction.},
  author={Emile Hay and Vitaly Shklovski and Yossef Blaer and Vladimir Shlakhover and Amos Katz},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={33 2},
Acute ST-T elevation is a sign of myocardial ischemia or infarction usually due to coronary artery atherosclerosis or coronary spasm. Coronary spasm may be spontaneous or can occur as a result of a drug that causes arterial spam. Ritalin, Novartis Pharmaceut. Corporation, USA (methylphenidate hydrochloride), a dopamine reuptake inhibitor,is an oral drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Sudden deaths, stroke, and myocardial infarction have been reported in… CONTINUE READING
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