The main risk is the suffering a heart attack or heart attack Cannabis although its cardiovascular effects are scarce, can produce voltage low and, occasionally, ectopic ventricular tachycardia. Cocaine and derivative type stimulants drugs such cardiovascular effect by stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system and include arrhythmias, hypertensive crises (with the possibility of suffering a brain stroke or an aortic rupture), coronary spasm or heart failure. There is also the possibility of suffering, although with lower probability, shock cardiogenic (one of the most severe forms of heart failure). Heroin use intravenous drugs can lead to the development of infections within the heart (bacterial endocarditis) valves-level or cause pulmonary emboli by injection of abnormal substances in the bloodstream. Tobacco causes coronary atherosclerosis and is one of the main risk factors when it comes to suffer a heart attack. In fact, 60 percent of the patients who passed by a Hospital as a result of a heart attack is smoking.

In the case of women under the age of 40 years, this percentage rises to 90 per cent. Alcohol excessive alcohol consumption causes arrhythmias and direct damage to the heart muscle, as well as have a negative effect on other organs such as the liver or brain. Drug design in this category highlights use of ecstasy, which damages the brain and the immune system. Long-term, more than half of consumers have any psychiatric diagnosis, in addition to cognitive problems and memory. In the short term, can result in an excessive rise in body temperature and cause, among other disorders, arrhythmias, and stroke. Prevent teenage infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque builds up in the vascular wall of the coronary arteries, which causes the obstruction, in greater or lesser degree, of the vascular light and, therefore, the occurrence of coronary heart disease in any of their possible clinical forms.

This process occurs slowly and as consequence of unhealthy habits that have been maintained over time. Other causes a young person who do not smoke, do not take drugs and not suffering from any disease risk can also suffer a heart attack. In these cases, the most frequent causes are usually congenital, the most important anatomical anomalies of coronary arteries or an increase in the tendency of the blood to form clots.