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Doctor insights on: Infrequent Use Of Marijuana By Heart Attack Victims

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Heart attack like symptoms after doing marijuana. What happened?

Heart attack like symptoms after doing marijuana. What happened?

Marijuana: Among many other effects, marijuana increases heart rate and blood pressure. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12412838 especially in people with existing heart disease (even currently undiagnosed) this could induce heart attack or symptoms like it. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Read that study show u can get heart attack smoking marijuana. should i worry about it when hr is in 100-120 region? now i think the heart will stop??

Read that study show u can get heart attack smoking marijuana. should i worry about it when hr is in 100-120 region? now i think the heart will stop??

Tachycardia: You seem to have an elevated heart rate, called tachycardia. You are young though. Are you healthy? You have had an echocardiogram, and an EKG? Marijuana may not be a great risk for heart attacks, like cigarette smoking is. It is not without its dangers, as you are starting to think about. Be thoughtful about the substances you use and their effects. ...Read more

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If marijuana increases the risk of getting arryhtmias and heart attack, do u think beta blockers would decrease the risk while smoking? anwer honestly

If marijuana increases the risk of getting arryhtmias and heart attack, do u think beta blockers would decrease the risk while smoking? anwer honestly

It may: If marijuana is believed to have caused you arrhythmias would suggest stopping using it other than treating the side effects of it. Always remember that all drugs have a variety of potential side effects and the beta blockers are no different. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana cause a heart attack for someone with hyperthyroidism? Someone randomly told me it can cause a "hormone dump" is this true?

Can medical marijuana cause a heart attack for someone with hyperthyroidism? Someone randomly told me it can cause a "hormone dump" is this true?

Don't know: A suddenly release of T3, thereby causing tachycardia and potentially serious enough to result in a heart attack: this is not a known side effect of marijuana. On the other hand, what you may be getting in your marijuana is unlikely to have been subjected to rigorous regulatory procedure, scientific or legal. So you takes your chances. ...Read more

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Can i smoke marijuana a few days after a anxiety/panic attack? 2 days ago i had a panic attack while smoking marijuana. I went to the hospital out of fear that it was a heart attack. I had an EKG done, chest x-rays and blood work and the results came back

Can i smoke marijuana a few days after a anxiety/panic attack? 2 days ago i had a panic attack while smoking marijuana. I went to the hospital out of fear that it was a heart attack. I had an EKG done, chest x-rays and blood work and the results came back

Probably NOT!: There are two major classes of psychoactive ingredients identified in mj: thc which induces hallucinatons and euphoria or dysphoria/panic--being stoned. Cannabinoids which are not intoxicating and which may aid focus and pain relief. Current cultivation of high thc plants has given rise to greater anxiety/panic/paranoia and psychosis in susceptible persons. Negative circumstances can contribute. ...Read more

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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?

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! ...Read more

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Is it more stressful as a heart attack victim to drive somewhere for 10 hours or to fly for 3 hours?

Is it more stressful as a heart attack victim to drive somewhere for 10 hours or to fly for 3 hours?

If acute: Go to er wiith capacity for coronary intervention. If in the past, drive and break up the trip every hour or so and walk about ( hopefully safe driver) . Stretching out and moving about is good. If by air, get up and move about whenever one can. Being all scrunched up in those seats is unpleasant enough! ...Read more

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