Cannabis use linked to heart failure and cerebrovascular accidents | ACC

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Takeaway

  • Cannabis use (CU) independently predicted the risks of heart failure (HF) and cerebrovascular accident (CVA) in individuals 18-55 years old. 

Why this matters

  • With continued legalization of cannabis, potential cardiovascular effects and their underlying mechanisms need to be further investigated. 

Key results

  • Incidence of HF, CVA, coronary artery disease (CAD), sudden cardiac death, and hypertension (HTN) were significantly higher in patients with CU.
  • After multivariate regression adjusting for age, gender, diabetes mellitus, HTN, CAD, tobacco use, and alcohol use, CU rema...