Cardiovascular Effects of Cocaine: Focus on Hypertension.

  title={Cardiovascular Effects of Cocaine: Focus on Hypertension.},
  author={Carolyn S. Brecklin and Jerry L Bauman},
  journal={Journal of clinical hypertension},
  volume={1 3},
Cocaine, a naturally occurring alkaloid, has increasingly been implicated in a myriad of medical complications. The majority of these relate to cardiovascular effects of the drug, a potent sympathomimetic. In addition, cocaine has effects on endothelin-1, the sodium channel, and nitric oxide which further enhance its untoward cardiovascular effects. The… CONTINUE READING