Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

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Marijuana use associated with higher cardiovascular risk

Research suggests that the use of marijuana may dramatically raise a person’s risk for heart disease and hardening of the arteries. The study, published in The American Journal of Cardiology, found that patients who used cannabis more than twice a month had a 79% increased chance of a high-risk atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) score.

They also found that those who used marijuana more than once every day had an 87% increased chance of a high-risk ASCVD score.

“Despite the known synergism between tobacco use and illicit drugs, such as cocaine and cannabis, our study adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting the importance of facilitating a discussion among young cannabis users regarding their risk for development of ASCVD,” the authors concluded.

The researchers added, “Because we excluded those with a history of CVD [cardiovascular disease], our findings also have implications from a preventive cardiology standpoint.”

Read more details here: Cardiovascular Business online.


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2 Comments

  1. Dale Moquist says:

    Walt

    There was an article in Stroke showing brain effects of marijuana. Give me your email and I can send.

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