Cocaine use is associated with a number of life-threatening cardiovascular complications that require careful treatment

K. Phillips, A. Luk, G. Soor, J. McCord, H. Jneid, J. Hollander, A. Sharma, S. Hamwi, N. Garg, R. Lange, L. Hillis, R. Hoffman, K. Kuczkowski, C. Blomstrom-Lundqvist, M. Scheinman, E. Aliot, J. Hollander, T. Henry, I. Hahn, R. HoffmanR. Shih, J. Hollander, J. Burstein, A. Om, S. Ellahham, G. DiSciascio, R. Derlet, T. Albertson, R. Tharratt, J. Rashid, M. Eisenberg, E. Topol, J. Chen, R. Naseem, O. Obel, J. Bauman, J. Grawe, A. Winecoff, J. Anderson, H. Rodier, L. Green

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Abstract

Cocaine is a commonly abused drug that acts as a powerful stimulant. It accounts for over half of illicit drugrelated visits to the emergency room, with cardiovascular events being the most common cause of death. Few specific treatments for cocaine-related cardiovascular complications are available, but b-adrenergic receptor antagonists and lignocaine should be used with caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalDrugs and Therapy Perspectives
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Abuse
  • Adverse reactions - serious
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Cocaine
  • Drug-induced

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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    Phillips, K., Luk, A., Soor, G., McCord, J., Jneid, H., Hollander, J., Sharma, A., Hamwi, S., Garg, N., Lange, R., Hillis, L., Hoffman, R., Kuczkowski, K., Blomstrom-Lundqvist, C., Scheinman, M., Aliot, E., Hollander, J., Henry, T., Hahn, I., ... Green, L. (2010). Cocaine use is associated with a number of life-threatening cardiovascular complications that require careful treatment. Drugs and Therapy Perspectives, 26(2), 15-17. https://doi.org/10.2165/11204130-000000000-00000