A 25-year-old male asked:
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worried i will get a heart attack while smoking cannabis. my heart is fine but i take metoprolol for tachycardia. what would it take for heart attack?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
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You worry too much: Hi. In general I would say putting any smoke in your lungs is not good for your lungs. However, weed is, I believe, a lot safer than tobacco, which definitely increases heart attack risk. You need significant atherosclerosis or arteritis or arterial spasm to have a heart attack; not likely in a 22 yo guy. Why do you have tachycardia requiring a beta-blocker? I trust your thyroid function is OK.
Answered on Aug 31, 2014
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Dont Self medicate!: I presume if your holter was normal your metoprolol is to reduce frequency of panic attacks? Your anxiety is not being treated properly and my concern is that you are "self medicating" for your underlying condition. ( anxiety) Also cannabis can trigger anxiety, paranoia and psychosis! Please seek mental health help!
Answered on Aug 30, 2014

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