CB(2) cannabinoid receptor activation is cardioprotective in a mouse model of ischemia/reperfusion.

“Preventive treatment with cannabinoid agonists has been reported to reduce the infarct size in a mouse model of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion.

Here we investigated the possible cardioprotective effect of selective CB(2) cannabinoid receptor activation during ischemia.

Our data suggest that administration during ischemia reduces the infarct size in a mouse model of myocardial ischemia/reperfusion through a direct cardioprotective activity on cardiomyocytes and neutrophils.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19162037

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