Opium decreases the age at myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death: a long- and short-term outcome evaluation.

UNLABELLED   BACKGROUND Opium dependence is a recognized individual and public health threat, but little is known about its association with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or sudden cardiac death (SCD). METHODS In a cross-sectional study followed by a one-year matched longitudinal cohort, all 569 men hospitalized with AMI in all Cardiac Care Units… CONTINUE READING