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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?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes!

Yes they can die with a sudden death arrythmia even as a teenager.

In brief: Yes!

Yes they can die with a sudden death arrythmia even as a teenager.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

When used yor blood pressure increases plus it causes the arteries of your heart to (vasoconstrict) close up and lead to a heart attack.
Other effects of cocaine are stroke, and arrhythmias which can also be fatal.Although no definitive treatment is available we have promising medications that can help both with withdrawal and dependency

In brief: Yes

When used yor blood pressure increases plus it causes the arteries of your heart to (vasoconstrict) close up and lead to a heart attack.
Other effects of cocaine are stroke, and arrhythmias which can also be fatal.Although no definitive treatment is available we have promising medications that can help both with withdrawal and dependency
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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1 comment
Dr. Richard Zimon
You are at a big risk for a lot of problems not the least of which that Cocaine is illegal and might cause you to loose a job/ a relationship/ or worse. Get Help from from a Substance Abuse Professional ASAP Good luck Be well!!
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