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Feb 13, 2014 7:33 AM by Lindsay MacLeod, KSBY News

Cocaine appears to increase the risk of stroke

Researchers say cocaine appears to increase the risk of stroke.

In fact, in a study, the stroke danger from the drug was much higher than other risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking.

Patients were six to seven times more likely to suffer a stroke within a day of abusing cocaine.

A past history of drug use had no impact on stroke risk.

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