EditorialAcute inferior myocardial infarction due to cannabis smoking in a young manKocabay, Gonenc; Yildiz, Mustafa; Duran, Nilufer Eksi; Ozkan, Mehmet Author Information Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey Received 4 December, 2008 Revised 3 February, 2009 Accepted 19 March, 2009 Correspondence to Gonenc Kocabay, Kartal Kosuyolu Heart Education and Research Hospital, Department of Cardiology, Istanbul, Turkey Tel: +90 216 4594440; fax: +90 216 4596321; e-mail: [email protected] Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine: September 2009 - Volume 10 - Issue 9 - p 669-670 doi: 10.2459/JCM.0b013e32832bcfbe Buy Metrics Abstract Cannabis smoking, which has euphoric effects, is consistently increasing in Europe. Smoking cannabis is a rare trigger of acute myocardial infarction (MI) by inducing coronary artery spasm. Some cases who have thrombus formation in acute coronary artery and no serious atherosclerotic lesions have been reported in the literature. These cases had involved the left coronary artery. Although some cases were reported with MI after cannabis smoking, only two case reports with inferior MI after cannabis smoking were reported in the literature. The present report is of a young male patient who was affected by acute inferior MI half an hour after cannabis smoking. © 2009 Italian Federation of Cardiology. All rights reserved.