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What Happens to Your Heart on Cocaine?

Cocaine is a stimulant that can create a wide range of health problems, including cardiovascular issues like heart disease and sudden cardiac arrest. Aside from the immediate cardiac risks of cocaine use, there are long-term health problems that can arise with continued use in a cocaine addiction.

In this video, you will see an enlarged heart affected by dilated cardiomyopathy caused by long-term cocaine use. Because cocaine causes the heart rate to increase and become erratic while depriving the heart of oxygen, the damage from this drug can be significant and irreversible.

Struggling with a cocaine addiction can not only present physical health problems, but it might lead to financial, emotional, and interpersonal issues that have a lasting impact on your life. To move forward with your recovery, connect with Retreat at Lancaster County by calling (717) 859-8000.

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