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Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

Source:  (As reported in ScienceDaily, April 23, 2014)  American Heart Association. (2014, April 23). Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults. ScienceDaily.

Retrieved May 30, 2014 from  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140423170900.htm

ScienceDaily Summary:

Marijuana use may result in heart-related complications in young and middle-aged adults. Nearly 2 percent of the health complications from marijuana use reported were cardiovascular related. A quarter of these complications resulted in death, according to a study. Surveillance of marijuana-related reports of cardiovascular disorders should continue and more research needs to look at how marijuana use might trigger cardiovascular events, researchers say.

Journal Reference:

E. Jouanjus, M. Lapeyre-Mestre, J. Micallef. Cannabis Use: Signal of Increasing Risk of Serious Cardiovascular DisordersJournal of the American Heart Association, 2014; 3 (2): e000638 DOI:10.1161/JAHA.113.000638

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