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Cannabis smoking and acute coronary syndrome: two illustrative cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17707534     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cannabis is a common substance of drug abuse among the young adults because of its euphoric and addictive effects. The pathophysiological effects of cannabis smoking and its relation to adverse cardiovascular events are well known. However, the relative contribution of cannabis smoking when combined with tobacco smoking to coronary artery disease is unclear and has not been well emphasized. We describe two cases of acute coronary syndrome occurring in cannabis smokers who were tobacco smoker too. One, a 23 year old young boy who suffered from hypertension and acute coronary syndrome at a very young age and other, a 50 year old male admitted with acute coronary syndrome, developed asymptomatic dynamic electrocardiographic changes and had beta-blocker induced severe bronchospasm. The modifiable nature of cannabis smoking and cigarette smoking, which often go hand in hand, needs no over emphasis. The cessation of twin smoking habits along with correction of other coronary artery disease risk factors is an important part of primary and secondary prevention.
Shridhar Dwivedi; Vivek Kumar; Amitesh Aggarwal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2007-08-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  128     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-07-29     Completed Date:  2008-10-10     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e54-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acute Coronary Syndrome / drug therapy,  etiology*
Adrenergic beta-Antagonists / adverse effects
Bronchial Spasm / chemically induced
Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Risk Factors
Smoking / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adrenergic beta-Antagonists

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