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No Sign Pot Smoking Will Trigger Irregular Heartbeat: Study


​TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- If you have suffered a heart attack, getting high on pot won't harm your heart's regular rhythm, a new study suggests.
 
Marijuana users who have suffered a heart attack had about the same risk as nonusers of a rapid and irregular rhythm in the lower chambers of the heart, known as the ventricles, the researchers found.
 
"We found no difference in the two populations," said senior researcher Dr. Christine Tompkins, a cardiologist with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
 
Further, marijuana users appeared to have lower rates of atrial fibrillation, an irregular rhythm in the upper chambers of the heart (the atria).
 

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