Cardiovascular Consequences of Marijuana Use

  title={Cardiovascular Consequences of Marijuana Use},
  author={S. Sidney},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  • S. Sidney
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • This review describes what is known about effects of marijuana and cannabinoids in relation to human physiological and disease outcomes. The acute physiological effects of marijuana include a substantial dose‐dependent increase in heart rate, generally associated with a mild increase in blood pressure. Orthostatic hypotension may occur acutely as a result of decreased vascular resistance. Smoking marijuana decreases exercise test duration in maximal exercise tests, increases the heart rate at… CONTINUE READING
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