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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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My brother's heart blood toxycology report said his level of cocaine was of 370 ng/ml. Is this a lot?
Cocaine: He's the kind of user who should stop. ...Read more
For someone that is not a chronic user of cocaine. When would one be available and safe to workout or exert themselves without harming their heart?
2 days after last us: Whether you are a chronic user or one time user, Cocaine can kill you instantly by clamping down on the blood vessels that supply oxygen to your heart. I urge you not to use Cocaine at all if you care about your heart and brain. Len Bias a promising basketball player died after using cocaine ending his career. Some say he would have been better than Michael Jordan if he lived. ...Read more
I haven't slept in 2-3 days due to high amounts of adderal and cocaine.been under highamounts ofstress,heart area feels heavy and full?strange breath?
I did about 10 lines of cocaine and a few days later have been having heart fluttering for the next three days. It frightens me. I'm not going to do i?
Question cut off: Would recommend seeking medical care.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the odds of me having a instant heart attack from trying cocaine or coke for the first time?
Cocaine narcan (naloxone): Definitely not.Get a more detailed answer ›
I stopped using cocaine but i tried it again..I took 4 hits and after 10 min i start to feel my heart pounding, dizziness, nausea etc?
Can long term cocaine, heroin, and alcohol use cause specific heart damage such as atherosclerosis?
Alcohol is toxic and: potentially damages everything it touches, including hearts, but also livers, kidneys, bladders, etc. Cocaine amps up everything (its a speed), plus is also toxic, so yes, it can damage tissue, too. Heroin fills up opiate receptors and in effect, turns a lot of functions off. Whenever you have tissue damage, you are likely to get inflammation, which is one cause of arterial plaque. ...Read more
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