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Can smoking marijuana cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can

I have seen many patients who get palpitations after smoking marijuana, who do not have problems after they stop.
This is not common, and most smokers do not get it. I have worked up several patients with this complaint to see if they had a predisposition to things like atrial fib or flutter, or supraventricular tachycardia (svt), but did not find it. If you are having this problem, stop using it!

In brief: It can

I have seen many patients who get palpitations after smoking marijuana, who do not have problems after they stop.
This is not common, and most smokers do not get it. I have worked up several patients with this complaint to see if they had a predisposition to things like atrial fib or flutter, or supraventricular tachycardia (svt), but did not find it. If you are having this problem, stop using it!
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Marijuana smoking has been linked in multiple reports to the development of atrial fibrillation, a rapid heart rate in the upper chamber of the heart that is unsafe.

In brief: Yes

Marijuana smoking has been linked in multiple reports to the development of atrial fibrillation, a rapid heart rate in the upper chamber of the heart that is unsafe.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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