- 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.
- 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...