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of 'MDMA (ecstasy) intoxication'
Atrial fibrillation in an adolescent--the agony of ecstasy.
Madhok A, Boxer R, Chowdhury D
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2003;19(5):348.
Ecstasy (MDMA), a popular drug of abuse among teenagers, is thought to be "relatively" safe. A case of atrial fibrillation following the ingestion of ecstasy in a previously well adolescent is presented. Emergency room physicians should consider ecstasy abuse in the differential diagnosis of young patients presenting with atrial fibrillation.
Pediatric Cardiology, North Shore-Lij Hospital-9 Tower, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA.