Title: Editorial commentary: Continuing concerns about the cardiovascular safety of marijuana
Date: September 3, 2019
This editorial comments on a study that pulled together 62 cases of people having heart attacks shortly after using marijuana. The victims were typically young men who used the drug a few hours before the heart attack. Dr. Kloner comments on the increased hospitalizations and emergency ward visits occurring in states where marijuana has been legalized and the association between these visits and heart problems. Health care workers and users of marijuana need to be made aware of the potential risks marijuana has on the heart.