Can Cocaine And Crack Cause Heart Attacks And Strokes?

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Stroke is a loss of brain function due to an interruption of the brain's blood supply. It can be caused by using the illegal drug cocaine.


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Cocaine is a product of the coca plant and is an illegal recreational drug. It is not a narcotic (a drug which causes drowsiness and sleep, typically heroin or other opiates) although it is sometimes referred to as one.

Cocaine is a strong stimulant, which produces increased activity of the central...

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