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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Myocardial infarction following marijuana consumption in a young male

Department of Cardiology, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Sathyamurthy Immaneni
Department of Cardiology, Apollo Main Hospital, Greams Lane, Off Greams Road, Chennai - 600 006, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JICC.JICC_42_20

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Recreational use of Marijuna smoking is on the rise among the young and adolescents. This can result in worsening of angina or acute myocardial infarction in those with underlying coronary artery disease (CAD) due to sympathetic nervous system stimulation. Even those without CAD can present with acute coronary syndromes due to coronary spasm which can be confirmed by Coronary angiography by ruling out obstructive lesions in these cases . There is fivefold increase in symptoms during 1st hour after consumption. High chances of recurrence of symptoms when the drug is reused and patients needs to be counselled.

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