Low-dose oral contraceptive-induced acute myocardial infarction
Case: We report a case of acute inferior MI in a 20-year-old non-smoker who had used a low-dose OC (3 mg drospirenone and 30 μg ethinyl estradiol) for 1 month. As far as we know, this is the youngest case of acute MI associated with a low-dose OC.
Conclusion: Low-dose OCs may also be responsible for acute MI even in a very young female without any cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, the clinicians should be aware of this mortal events during follow-up of the patient using OCs.
Eur J Contracept Reprod Health Care. 2016 Dec;21(6):499-501. doi: 10.1080/13625187.2016.1225715. Epub 2016 Sep 9. PMID: 27608962.