Cannabis smoking is consistently increasing in Europe and after alcohol it is the most common recreational drug in the western world. Users and lay people believe that marijuana or hashish is safe. Over the past four decades, however, it has been well established that cannabis has pathophysiological effects on the cardiovascular system. Information concerning the link between cannabis consumption and myocardial infarction is limited and existing data are controversial on this topic. In our case report, we describe a case of a young man who after smoking marijuana experienced ST elevation myocardial infarction caused by acute thrombosis of the descending artery, submitted to efficacious primary coronary angioplasty. © 2008 Italian Federation of Cardiology.

Cannabis: A trigger for acute myocardial infarction? A case report / Francesco Cappelli, Chiara Lazzeri, Gian Franco Gensini, Serafina Valente. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. - ISSN 1558-2027. - STAMPA. - 9:(2008), pp. 725-728. [10.2459/JCM.0b013e3282f2cd0d]

Cannabis: A trigger for acute myocardial infarction? A case report

Francesco Cappelli;Gian Franco Gensini;
2008

Abstract

Cannabis smoking is consistently increasing in Europe and after alcohol it is the most common recreational drug in the western world. Users and lay people believe that marijuana or hashish is safe. Over the past four decades, however, it has been well established that cannabis has pathophysiological effects on the cardiovascular system. Information concerning the link between cannabis consumption and myocardial infarction is limited and existing data are controversial on this topic. In our case report, we describe a case of a young man who after smoking marijuana experienced ST elevation myocardial infarction caused by acute thrombosis of the descending artery, submitted to efficacious primary coronary angioplasty. © 2008 Italian Federation of Cardiology.
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Francesco Cappelli, Chiara Lazzeri, Gian Franco Gensini, Serafina Valente
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