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- Received March 17, 2017
- Revision received April 26, 2017
- Accepted May 8, 2017
- Published online June 26, 2017.
- aDepartment of Cardiology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
- bDepartment of Cardiology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
- cDepartment of Cardiology and Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, Wisconsin
- dHuntington Medical Research Institute, Los Angeles, California
Cocaine is the leading cause for drug–abuse-related visits to emergency departments, most of which are due to cardiovascular complaints. Through its diverse pathophysiological mechanisms, cocaine exerts various adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, many times with grave results. Described here are the varied cardiovascular effects of cocaine, areas of controversy, and therapeutic options.
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received March 17, 2017.
- Revision received April 26, 2017.
- Accepted May 8, 2017.
- 2017 American College of Cardiology Foundation
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