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Cannabis and Myocardial Infarction: Risk Factors and Pathogenetic Insights

Cannabis use may hasten the onset of myocardial infarction (heart attack).

This study evaluated the correlation between cannabis usage and the occurrence of myocardial infarction (heart attack). Researchers performed an in-depth analysis on data obtained from relevant studies. 

Researchers found out the odds of experiencing a heart attack increased by 5-fold one hour after the use of cannabis. This study suggests that cannabis usage should be recognized as a risk factor for myocardial infarction.

Research Summary Information

  • 2017
  • Justin Lee, Navneet Sharma, Farnam Kazi, Irini Youssef, Alyson Myers, Jonathan D Marmur , Moro O Salifu, Samy I McFarlane
  • State University of New York-Downstate, Department of Medicine, Divisions of Cardiovascular Medicine and Endocrinology, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA.
  • Yes, Free full text of study was found:
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