Drug Abuse and Cardiac Problem

Authors

  • Mohammad Shafiqur Rahman Patwary Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Department of Cardiology National Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Dhaka
  • Kazi Abdullah Al Mamun Assistant Professor & Head of Physical Medicine Department Ibn Sina Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i2.17928

Keywords:

Drug Abuse, Cardiac, Methamphetamine, Nicotine, Phencyclidine

Abstract

Drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in many countries including Bangladesh and threatens to overwhelm economic, social, and health care systems. In addition to their effects on the central nervous system, many of these agents induce profound changes in the heart and circulation that are responsible for a significant proportion of drug-related morbidity. Drugs that can affect the cardiovascular system are cocaine, heroin, inhalants, ketamine, lysergic acid diethylamide(LSD), marijuana,3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine(MDMA), methamphetamine, nicotine, phencyclidine (PCP), prescription stimulants, steroids .This article reviews the cardiovascular problems associated with drug abuse.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i2.17928

Medicine Today 2013 Vol.25(2): 90-92

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Published

2014-02-10

How to Cite

Patwary, M. S. R., & Mamun, K. A. A. (2014). Drug Abuse and Cardiac Problem. Medicine Today, 25(2), 90–92. https://doi.org/10.3329/medtoday.v25i2.17928

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