In addition to causing nerve damage and brain, addicts must also bear the risks ofcocaine hidden. The risk of heart disease lurking silently without any symptoms of cocaine addicts. A new study finds that heart damage caused by heavy cocaine use can occur without showing any symptoms. In the study researchers assessed the heart health of 30 long-term cocaine users,average age 37 years, who entered drug rehabilitation programs 48 hours after the lastuse of cocaine. Study participants had used cocaine for an average of 12 years andconsumes about 5.5 grams of cocaine per day. Normal cardiac function at all cocaine users, but 12 of them have a local disorder, 83percent suffered structural damage and 47 percent experienced swelling (edema) in the lower left ventricle. Edema associated with the use of cocaine.
“Edema is an indicator of recent damage and reversible, but fibrosis was not,” the researchers said as quoted Health24.
The researchers also found that 73 percent of addicts have heart scar tissue (fibrosis),which may be caused by silent heart attack (silent heart attack) or toxic damage. According to the release of the results of studies that have dipublikan in the journalHeart, about 1 in 5 cocaine addicts had myocarditis, inflammation of heart muscle. And,among young people aged less than 45 years, a quarter of non-fatal heart attackassociated with cocaine.
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