Cannabis May Not Have a Heart: Weed Use Linked to Complications After Cardiovascular Procedures

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

World NewsWellnessNewsMedicalLegalizationHealth Cannabis may not have a heart: Weed use linked to complications after cardiovascular procedures Separate studies find cannabis smokers had higher risk of stroke after angioplasty and higher rates of recurrent acute myocardial infarction. Author of the article:Angela Stelmakowich Smoking marijuana was associated with a higher risk of stroke after percutaneous coronary intervention. / PHOTO BY HYWARDS / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS Dr. Yoo emphasized that patients should not be deterred from “pursuing potentially life-saving PCI procedures.” / PHOTO BY MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES More positively, the AAA reports, cannabis users had significantly lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol, although it is unclear why. / PHOTO BY ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

An analysis of Michigan patients who smoked cannabis and had had angioplasty found that they also had a higher risk of stroke following the procedure.

That was one finding of a preliminary study being presented at the American Heart Association (AAA) Scientific Sessions 2020, which runs virtually from Nov. 13 through 17, notes a press release this week from the AAA.

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