Thursday, August 9, 2012

Q: Which drug overdose may present as ST elevation MI?

Answer: Eszopiclone (lunesta)

Lunesta is unique in a sense that its overdose may presents as ST elevation MI with increase Troponin due to coronary vasospasm. It may lead to V. Fib. as well as cardiac arrest.

Lunesta overdose: ST-elevation coronary vasospasm, troponemia, and ventricular fibrillation arrest.- Am J Emerg Med. 2006 Oct;24(6):741-6.

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