70-year-old Saint John man suffers heart attack after consuming cannabis lollipop

Two Saint John doctors who treated a 70-year-old patient for a heart attack induced by eating a cannabis lollipop, say they're worried about the unknown risk posed by marijuana edibles, due to be legalized in Canada by next fall.
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Contributors : Lynn Yap ; Aida Moreno-Moral ; Enrico Petretto ; Karl TryggvasonSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism :Regeneration of injured human heart muscle is limited and an unmet clinical need. There are no methods for the reproducible generation of clinical quality stem-cell-derived cardiovascular progenitors (CVPs). We identified laminin-221 (LN-221) as the most likely expressed cardiac laminin. We produced it as human recombinant protein, and showed that LN-221 promotes differentiation of pluripotent hESCs towards cardiomyocyte lineage and downregulates pluripotency and teratoma ...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Source Type: research
This study aimed to further explore the antioxidative and cardioprotective effects of SCBPE on acute MI induced by isoprenaline (ISO) in rats. The rats were intragastrically administrated with SCBPE (600, 1200, or 1800 mg/kg/day) and Compound Danshen dropping pills (270 mg/kg/day) for 30 days, then subcutaneously injected with ISO (65 mg/kg/day) on the 29th and 30th day. Compared with the model group, pretreatment with middle and high doses of SCBPE significantly reduced serum aspartate transaminase, lactate dehydrogenase, and creatine kinase activities and increased myocardial superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase,...
Source: Molecules - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
HIGH cholesterol can be caused by eating an unhealthy diet and increases the risk of serious health conditions. While eggs are associated with a healthy diet, a new study has linked them to high cholesterol consumption and suggested they can “significantly” increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke.
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Publication date: April 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 56, Issue 4Author(s): Talal Alzahrani, Stanton A. Glantz
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: April 2019Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 56, Issue 4Author(s): Konstantinos Farsalinos, Raymond Niaura
Source: American Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study effectively shows that by giving health consumers the tools they need to better manage their health, we can empower them to live healthier lives,” senior study author and chief medical officer Dr. Bimal Shah said in a prepared statement. Read more  Neovasc presents Reducer data Neovasc (NSDQ:NVCN) said today that it released data on its Neovasc Reducer device during the American College of Cardiology’s 68th Annual Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. During the session, researchers explored the treatment of refractory angina in patients with no options, Vancouver-based Neovasc said, tou...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Featured Patient Monitoring ReCor Medical Source Type: news
Managing triglycerides is crucial if you want to not have a heart attack or other forms of heart disease. This is because triglycerides occur in the bloodstream as something called VLDL particles that interact with LDL particles, causing them to become triglyceride-enriched, a process that causes small LDL particles to form. Recall that small LDL particles are a potent cause of heart disease. By keeping triglycerides at 60 mg/dl, you have minimized or eliminated small LDL particles and thereby heart disease risk. The post Why we keep triglycerides at 60 mg/dl or less appeared first on Dr. William Davis.
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cholesterol Triglycerides undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs
TWO sugary drinks a day boost the risk of dying from heart disease by almost a third, says a major study.
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Publication date: April 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition), Volume 72, Issue 4Author(s): Juan Sanchis, Sergio García-Blas, Luis Ortega-Paz, Ana Paula Dantas, Enrique Rodríguez, Lidia Abellán, Salvatore Brugaletta, Ernesto Valero, Gema Miñana, Manuel Garabito, África Corchón, Julio Núñez, Arturo Carratalá, Manel SabatéAbstractIntroduction and objectivesCell-free DNA (cfDNA) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction might originate from hyperactivated leukocytes at the coronary lesion. Our aim was to investigate...
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
This study compared outcomes using the ACC/AHA risk algorithm and the Framingham risk score (FRS) tool in The Heart Outcomes Prevention Evaluation (HOPE) 3 study.MethodsWe compared outcomes using the ACC/AHA algorithm and the FRS with those seen in HOPE-3, which randomized participants to 10mg rosuvastatin or placebo. First co-primary outcome was the composite of death from cardiovascular causes, nonfatal myocardial infarction or nonfatal stroke; second co-primary outcome additionally included heart failure, cardiac arrest and revascularization.ResultsRelative risks using risk scores were similar to those observed in the H...
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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