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Doctor insights on: Could Using Cocaine Burst My Heart

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Could using cocaine burst my heart?

Could using cocaine burst my heart?

NO--BUT: It will weaken your heart and cause a host of other problems. I had a 20y/o whose heart was damaged to about 1/4 of normal measured by echo. He was left with severe shortness of breath and lack of exercise tolerance. He was very miserable. With special nutrient therapies we managed to get him back to 1/2 normal --better to leave it alone. ...Read more

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Bad spells, heart racing after taking cocaine, could this also be another side effect?

Bad spells, heart racing after taking cocaine, could this also be another side effect?

Absolutely!: Yes, these should subside! the bigger issue is why you are playing with a highly addicitve drug, that can also kill you? ...Read more

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Can past cocaine use cause your heart to enlargen?

Can past cocaine use cause your heart to enlargen?

Yes: Cocaine is bad for the heart. Cocaine increases heart rate and blood pressure while constricting the arteries supplying blood.The result can be a heart attack, even in young people without heart disease.Cocaine can also trigger a deadly abnormal heart rhythm called arrhythmia.Cardiac hypertrophy, enlargement, may affect as many as 47 percent of chronic Cocaine users with normal pressure. ...Read more

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What would happen to my heart if i played soccer while on cocaine?

What would happen to my heart if i played soccer while on cocaine?

DIE MAYBE: So Cocaine is a vasoconstrictor which means it causes blood vessels to constrict. Exercise needs lots of blood flow and oxygen. Two very competing activities and when Cocaine wins out you can die of a heart attack for instance. Has been known to happen to athletes. Get help and stop the drugs. ...Read more

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Docs, could a one time cocaine overdose cause permanent heart problems?

Docs, could a one time cocaine overdose cause permanent heart problems?

Yes, it could if it: Caused a heart attack. Cocaine in high doses (and even low doses in susceptible individuals) can cause spasm of the coronary arteries and result in a heart attack. Most of the time, it can cause heart arrhythmias, which generally do not cause any permanent problems, and will not generally recur if you stay away from cocaine. If you are having cardiac symptoms, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?

Is a person who has been using cocaine for several years at a big risk for a heart attack if they're only a teenager?

Yes: A person can overdose on Cocaine and die at any time. Cocaine weakens the blood vessels and the connections between them. A person can die suddenly from a dissecting aneurysm. Chronic Cocaine use can cause irreversible damage to the brain. The substances used to "cut" the coke can cause severe liver damage. Cocaine addicts will either end up in jail, a hospital or the cemetery. ...Read more

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How to heal/ how long will it take, for my heart to heal after mild cocaine use? (quit after using along with 120mgs of vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) terrible experience)

See a physician: If you had some type of cardiac injury the healing process is the same irregardless of the cause. I would consult with your physician to get this evaluated if you are concerned ...Read more

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How long can cocaine effect your heart?

How long can cocaine effect your heart?

Cocaine: The effects of Cocaine can cause permanent damage that can persist long after the last use of cocaine. ...Read more

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If someone regularly used cocaine by snorting it for 5 years but stopped 15 years ago; is there any lingering heart risks? Is damage permanent?

If someone regularly used cocaine by snorting it for 5 years but stopped 15 years ago; is there any lingering heart risks? Is damage permanent?

Probably not: Depends on some details of those 5 yrs. Generally cocaine is not known for long term or delayed health risks although the effects of crack use in young people is pretty scary from a mental health perspective. If there was never a dose large enough to cause a heart attack then lingering heart problem is not likely. However, the risk of a sudden fatal arrhythmia with continued use increases with age ...Read more

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