Cannabis use disorder may be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease
Canadian adults with a cannabis use disorder appear to have an approximately 60% higher risk of experiencing a first heart attack, stroke, or other major cardiovascular event compared to those without a cannabis use disorder, new study finds It turns out that.
The study was published in the journal September 27th. Dependencemeasured the association between problematic marijuana use and the first occurrence of adverse symptoms. cardiovascular disease Events such as heart attacks, strokes, arrhythmias, and peripheral vascular disease.
Research methods and results
Researchers used five Canadian health databases to create a cohort of approximately 60,000 participants matched by gender, year of birth, and time of health care visit. Half of the participants had a diagnosis of cannabis use disorder, and the other half were undiagnosed. Those with a past history of adverse cardiovascular events were excluded. Participants were followed from January 2012 to December 2019. Among people with cannabis use disorder, 2.4% (721 people) experienced a first cardiovascular disease event, compared with 1.5% (458 people) in the unexposed group.
Risks for healthy people with cannabis use disorder
Among the group of people with cannabis use disorder, those with no co-occurring medical conditions, no prescribed prescriptions, and fewer than five health care visits in the past six months are experiencing psychosis for the first time. The risk of developing vascular disease was even higher. 1.4 times higher than other cannabis use disorder groups. This is because these people thought they were healthy and did not address or notice warning signs of an impending heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event. This may be because there is a possibility.
Dr. Aneth Burge, lead author of the study, emphasized the importance of these findings for public health and clinical practice. “Our study doesn’t provide enough information to say it’s a cannabis use disorder.” cause However, Canadians with cannabis use disorders are at much higher risk of cardiovascular disease than those without the disorder. ”
This study contributes to the continuously evolving conversation surrounding the health consequences of cannabis use disorder and its potential link to cardiovascular health.
Reference: “Cannabis Use Disorder and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Analysis of Adults in Alberta, Canada” Annies Burge, Josh Hathaway, Dennis Adams, David Crockford, E. Jennifer Edelman, Michael D. Stein, Scott B. Patten, September 27, 2023; Dependence.
Funding: Dr. Bahji has been awarded a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Fellowship from the University of Calgary and doctoral research funding from the Alberta Innovation Foundation, and has also received research funding through the Calgary Health Trust. Dr. Patten is supported by the Cuthbertson & Fisher Professor of Child Mental Health at the University of Calgary. Funding and support for this joint position held by J. Hathaway is provided through a partnership between the Canadian Substance Abuse Research Initiative (CRISM) Prairies Node and his CRISM-Alberta Health Services (AHS) Addiction Analysis Advancement Partnership. provided.