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Cocaine induced myocardial ischaemia: nitrates versus benzodiazepines
  1. Priya Bhangoo, SpR in Emergency Medicine,
  2. Andrew Parfitt,
  3. Tammy Wu, Consultants
  1. St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK

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    Report by Priya Bhangoo, SpR in Emergency MedicineChecked by Andrew Parfitt and Tammy Wu, ConsultantsSt Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK


    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether nitrates are better than benzodiazepines in the treatment of cocaine induced chest pain. Seven citations were reviewed of which two answered the three part question. The clinical bottom line is that in patients with cocaine induced chest pain it appears that …

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