Pot Use Linked To An Increased Risk Of Stroke And Heart Failure

Adults who use marijuana may have an increased risk of stroke and heart failure, according to a new study. The people in the study who used marijuana were 26 percent more likely to have had a stroke at some point in their lives than those who did not use marijuana, the researchers found. The people who used marijuana were also 10 percent more likely to have developed heart failure at some point in their lives, compared with people who did not use marijuana, the researchers found. The new findings suggest that, like many other medications, cannabis may have side effects, and that patients who use marijuana for medical reasons might need to be monitored for heart-related side effects of the drug, said lead study author Dr. Aditi Kalla, cardiology fellow at the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. [25 Odd Facts About Marijuana] However, the study had certain limitations, and more research is needed to examine the link between marijuana use and potential heart complications, she noted. In the study, the researchers looked at the health records of more than 20 million patients ages 18 to 55 who had been admitted at more than 1,000 hospitals in the United States. The people in the study were discharged from the hospitals in 2009 and 2010, before marijuana use was legalized in many states. The researchers looked at which patients had reported using marijuana, and then compared the rates of several types of cardiovascular disease between patients who reported using marijuana and ...
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