How can illegal drug use affect my heart?

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Illegal drugs -- such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, ecstasy, and methamphetamine -- are toxic to your heart muscle. They can lead to heart rhythm problems, cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or heart failure.

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