Cardiovascular effects of recreational drugs (cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines)

Authors: Vítovec J.;  Špinarová L.;  Špinar J.
Authors‘ workplace: I. interní kardioangiologická klinika LF MU a FN u sv. Anny v Brně
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2019, 21(3): 159-162


In addition to psychological addiction and brain damage, the use of addictive substances causes a variety of internal organ damage (liver, kidney). Cardiotoxicity is one of the serious manifestations. We provide an overview of the damage to the cardiovascular system in cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine users.


cardiovascular system – cocaine – marijuana – methamphetamine


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