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Cardiovascular complications induced by cannabis smoking: a case report and review of the literature
  1. B A C Fisher,
  2. A Ghuran,
  3. V Vadamalai,
  4. T F Antonios
  1. Blood Pressure Unit, Department of Cardiac & Vascular Science, St George’s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr B Fisher
 Dept of Rheumatology, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF, UK; bacfisheryahoo.com

Abstract

Cannabis is generally considered a drug of low toxicity. Although attention has focused on its neuropsychiatric effects, little has been given to cardiovascular side effects. Here we report a case of atrial tachyarrhythmias following cannabis use, and review the literature on its cardiovascular effects and complications.

  • cannabis
  • cardiovascular system
  • arrhythmia
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