Cocaine ‘epidemic’ to blame for surge in young people suffering heart attacks

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MORE young people are suffering heart attacks – thanks to a hike in illicit drug use, experts have warned. Despite the fact that the overall numbers of people having heart attacks is going down, more of them are happening to people under the age of 40. 2 A new study published by American College of Cardiology compared young (41-50 years olds) to very young (under 40s) heart attack victims, and found that among younger cases, one in five was under 40.

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