Marijuana use and coronary artery disease in young adults.


Image result for plos one“This study aims to determine the frequency of coronary artery disease among young to middle aged adults presenting with chest pain who currently use marijuana as compared to nonusers.

Only 6.8% of the 146 marijuana users had evidence of coronary artery disease on coronary CT angiography. In comparison, the rate was 15.0% among the 1,274 marijuana nonusers.

A majority of marijuana users were younger than nonusers and had a lower frequency of hypertension and diabetes than nonusers.

There was no statistical difference in lipid panel values between the two groups.


Among younger patients being evaluated for chest pain, self-reported¬†cannabis¬†use conferred no additional risk of coronary artery disease as detected on coronary CT angiography.”

“There is no association between marijuana use and the presence of coronary artery disease on coronary CT angiography in young to middle aged patients presenting with chest pain.”

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