Cocaine users at greater risk of heart attacks

By Kate Hagan
Updated May 7 2014 - 1:08am, first published April 29 2014 - 5:00am
Scans showed cocaine users had stiffer arteries and greater left ventricular mass compared with non-users.

People who use cocaine socially have higher blood pressure and stiffer arteries, putting them at increased long-term risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study has found.