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Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Frought with danger

Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty.
Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death.

In brief: Frought with danger

Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty.
Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Don't use drugs

Panic attacks shouldn't cause heart disease, but certain drugs can.
Many batches of ecstasy also contain dangerous stimulants which can accelerate heart disease or atherosclerosis such as Cocaine and similar. Many can also cause dangerous heart rhythm problems.

In brief: Don't use drugs

Panic attacks shouldn't cause heart disease, but certain drugs can.
Many batches of ecstasy also contain dangerous stimulants which can accelerate heart disease or atherosclerosis such as Cocaine and similar. Many can also cause dangerous heart rhythm problems.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics

In brief: Not likely.

Ecstasy can cause acute coronary or cardiac muscle disease, damage, or death.
But if not used chronically, it's unlikely to cause coronary artery disease.

In brief: Not likely.

Ecstasy can cause acute coronary or cardiac muscle disease, damage, or death.
But if not used chronically, it's unlikely to cause coronary artery disease.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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