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The American program "Doctors" broadcasted on the "CBS" channel showed shocking footage that reveals the impact of cocaine on the heart.
The distressing report showed the heart of a person who has been addicted cocaine for a long time and whose heart size is three times the size of a normal heart . It also beats irregularly outside the body for 25 minutes.
Doctor Travis Stork said that the normal heart must have the size of the fist but when it reaches three times its size it causes long-term health problems and premature death.
He pointed out that the heart shown in the report is severely affected with the onset of symptoms of dilated cardiomyopathy, such as dyspnea, fainting, ankles and abdomen swelling and excessive fatigue.