Cocaine-induced Cardiomyopathy

Kearston A. S. Barnes, PharmD; Esther O. Fasanmi, PharmD; Ogechi P. Iwuorie, PharmD; Patrick S. Simon, PharmD; Ericka V. Hylick, PharmD

Disclosures

US Pharmacist. 2015;40(2):HS11-HS15. 

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Conclusion

Cocaine use is likely to result in adverse cardiovascular events. One of these events, cardiomyopathy, takes various forms, the most common type being dilated cardiomyopathy. Cessation of cocaine use reduces acute symptoms of CIC and could reverse chronic CIC.

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