American Heart Association Says Smoking Or Vaping Marijuana Could Trigger Cardiac Arrest And Strokes

On Wednesday this week, the American Heart Association sent out a warning that millions of marijuana users did not like.

On August 7, 2020, the AMA (American Heart Association) said that smoking or vaping marijuana could possibly trigger cardiac arrest and strokes.

In the journal Circulation, the group wrote that marijuana has the capability or “potential” to interfere with prescribed medications.

Not only that, but they also have the potential to trigger cardiovascular conditions or events, such as heart attacks and strokes.

In the study that was carried out by the American Heart Association, they said that THC, which stands for tetrahydrocannabinol, could lead to sudden heart rhythm abnormalities, such as tachycardia and atrial fibrillation.

THC is found in cannabis.

THC can also cause a quicker heart rate, increase the organ’s need for oxygen, disrupt the walls of arteries, and heighten blood pressure, said the American Heart Association.

Robert Page II, a clinical pharmacologist and one of the authors, said that those who plan to use the drug should consult a medical professional to assess the potential risks.

In a statement that Robert released, he said:

If people choose to use cannabis for its medicinal or recreational effects, the oral and topical forms, for which doses can be measured, may reduce some of the potential harms. It is also vitally important that people only use legal cannabis products because there are no controls on the quality or the contents of cannabis products sold on the street.

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