A new study presented to the American Heart Association in Chicago has linked cocaine abuse to changes in blood flow to the heart. Cocaine users can suffer from abnormal blood flow which is often hard to detect, according to heart imaging test results from users and non-users. This blood flow abnormality may increase risk for heart disease or death that is often almost undetectable if a cocaine user complains of shortness of breath or chest pain. Continued research will investigate the correlation further to better understand the heart health risks that accompany cocaine use.
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