Keep off the grass: marijuana use and acute cardiovascular events.

David G E Caldicott, James F Holmes Jr, Kurt C. Roberts-Thomson, Leo Mahar

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Marijuana is one of the most widely used recreational substances in the world, considered by many consumers as a relatively safe drug with few significant side-effects. We report the case of a 21-year-old man who suffered an acute myocardial infarction following the use of marijuana, despite having no other identifiable risk factors for an acute cardiovascular event. We review the published medical literature regarding acute cardiovascular events following marijuana use and postulate a possible mechanism for this unusual pathological consequence of marijuana use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-244
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine.
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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