Uso marihuana aumenta riesgo de condiciones cardiacas

Según estudios recientes realikzados entre los años 2006-2010, el uso de la “cannabis” aumenta dramáticamente el riesgo de padecer enfermedades cardio vasculares. Vea aquí el reportaje:

Increased reports of CV complications related to cannabis use suggest that it may be a possible risk factor for CVD in young adults.

Researchers analyzed data from the French Addictovigilance Network, a database of serious cases of abuse and dependence related to psychoactive substances.

From 2006 to 2010, there were 1,979 spontaneous reports of complications related to cannabis use reported. Of those, 35 (1.8%) were CV complications. The cases occurred mostly in men (85.7%) who were younger (mean age, 34 years).

Twenty-two cases involved cardiac complications, including 20 ACS; 10 involved peripheral complications, including lower limb or juvenile arteriopathies; and three involved cerebral complications, including acute cerebral angiopathy, transient cortical blindness and spasm of cerebral artery. Nine cases resulted in death.

Overall, the number of cases of CV complications increased from five (1.1% of cannabis-related reports) in 2006 to 11 (3.6% of cannabis-related reports) in 2010.

“Given that cannabis is perceived to be harmless by the general public and that legalization of its use is debated, data concerning its danger must be widely disseminated,” Emilie Jouanjus, PharmD, of Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse in Toulouse, France, and colleagues wrote. “Practitioners should be aware that cannabis may be a potential triggering factor for [CV] complications in young people.”

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