Effects of Illegal Drugs on the Heart

Medically Reviewed Article from ACLS Training Center by Amanda Menard, LPN

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According to Amanda Menard, "Illegal drug abuse and addiction are very serious problems that can affect people of all ages, ranging from adults to infants born to mothers who regularly use drugs. Illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, including difficulties with the heart."

This article looks at how different illegal drugs affect the human heart.