Cocaine use and stroke.

  title={Cocaine use and stroke.},
  author={Sean D Treadwell and Thompson Gordon Robinson},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={83 980},
Stroke is the third most common cause of death in developed countries. In England and Wales, 1000 people under the age of 30 have a stroke each year. Cocaine is the most commonly used class A drug, and the first report of cocaine-induced stroke was in 1977. Since the development of alkaloidal "crack" cocaine in the 1980s, there has been a significant rise… CONTINUE READING