Marijuana use linked to heart complications

Marijuana use linked to heart complications

Marijuana use linked to heart complications

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by KING 5 HealthLink

KING5.com

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Using marijuana may increase your risk of heart complications.

Researchers studied the hospital records of nearly 2,000 marijuana patients admitted for marijuana-related complications. About 2 percent of the cases involved cardiovascular problems like heart attacks and arterial problems.

People with pre-existing heart problems were more prone to the effects of marijuana.

The French study does not identify specific risks, but some doctors warn that it signals a level of risk is associated between cannabis use and heart problems.

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