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What are the chances of having a pulmonary embolism if you smoke weed?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
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In brief: Marihuana embolism

Cannabis may increase the risk of bleeding in a the case of a 15-year-old with a cerebellar infarct that involved multiple arterial territories by martin et al 2000 causing a stroke.
While the mechanism of marijuana-associated stroke is unclear, the drug is known to cause hypotension and to impair peripheral vasomotor reflexes. Factor v liden patients are the highest risk.

In brief: Marihuana embolism

Cannabis may increase the risk of bleeding in a the case of a 15-year-old with a cerebellar infarct that involved multiple arterial territories by martin et al 2000 causing a stroke.
While the mechanism of marijuana-associated stroke is unclear, the drug is known to cause hypotension and to impair peripheral vasomotor reflexes. Factor v liden patients are the highest risk.
Dr. Leonard Lado
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