Monday, November 14, 2016

Public Release: 13-Nov-2016
Marijuana use may be linked to temporarily weakened heart muscle
American Heart Association Meeting Report - Poster: S4054 - Session: HF.APS.P14
American Heart Association

Active marijuana use may double the risk of stress cardiomyopathy, an uncommon heart muscle malfunction that can mimic heart attack symptoms, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016.

The researchers found that marijuana users were almost twice as likely to develop stress cardiomyopathy compared to non-users, even after taking other cardiovascular risk factors into consideration. Active marijuana use was identified either by information provided by the patient in their medical history, or by a marker in the patient's urine.


tags: drug use, drug abuse

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