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Transient Coronary Vasospasm in a Newborn Due to Maternal Cannabis Use during Pregnancy

Substance use, including cannabis, has been documented among women during pregnancy, particularly during the 1st trimester. Recreational drugs well known to induce Myocardial Infarction (MI) include cannabis, cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy even in new born. Their effects on the cardiovascular system are predominantly related to stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system; thus they are known to cause MI secondary to coronary vasospasm. Here we showed that transient coronary vasospasm in a new born due to maternal cannabis use during pregnancy. Smoking cannabis is known to be a rare cause of MI. Cannabis use during pregnancy can induce transient coronary vasospasm and ischemia in new born. These patients should be followed closely in intensive care unit. If necessary a coronary angiography should design to evaluate coronary arteries.


Huseyin Avni Solgun and Isa Ozyilmaz

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