Cannabis and acute myocardial infarction

Tatiana Emanuel, Shawn M. Varney, Georgia McRoy, Kaori Tanaka

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Marijuana is one of the most commonly consumed psychotropic drugs in the world. It has been associated with adverse cardiovascular reactions including acute coronary syndrome, but this information is not widely known among emergency medicine clinicians. This article describes cannabis use as a contributing factor to acute myocardial infarction in a young woman with chest pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalJAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • THC
  • acute coronary syndrome
  • cannabis
  • delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol
  • marijuana
  • myocardial infarction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting


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