Yes, cocaine use can increase the risk of a heart attack. Cocaine is a powerful stimulant drug that can increase heart rate, blood pressure, and constrict blood vessels, which can increase the workload of the heart and decrease blood flow to the heart muscle.
Repeated cocaine use can also cause changes in the structure and function of the heart, including heart rhythm disturbances, inflammation, and damage to the heart muscle. These changes can increase the risk of a heart attack, even in individuals without pre-existing heart conditions.
The risk of a heart attack from cocaine use can be influenced by several factors, including the amount and frequency of cocaine use, the presence of other health conditions, and individual differences in susceptibility to heart problems.
It is important to seek medical attention if you or someone you know experiences symptoms of a heart attack, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or dizziness. It is also important to seek professional help and support if you or someone you know is struggling with cocaine use or addiction.