Triggering myocardial infarction by marijuana.

  title={Triggering myocardial infarction by marijuana.},
  author={Murray A. Mittleman and Radha A Lewis and Malcolm Maclure and Jane B Sherwood and J. F. Esteban Muller},
  volume={103 23},
BACKGROUND Marijuana use in the age group prone to coronary artery disease is higher than it was in the past. Smoking marijuana is known to have hemodynamic consequences, including a dose-dependent increase in heart rate, supine hypertension, and postural hypotension; however, whether it can trigger the onset of myocardial infarction is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS In the Determinants of Myocardial Infarction Onset Study, we interviewed 3882 patients (1258 women) with acute myocardial… CONTINUE READING
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