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What are the effects on the heart and smoking marijuana. I

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what are the effects on the heart and smoking marijuana
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: i have hart problems, stents
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: also afib
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Cardiologist: tazechip, MD replied 2 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

In someone with any heart disease smoking marijuana is a risk for a variety of reasons--

It raises heart rate

It may actually disrupt coronary artery plaques

It contains some of the toxic material present in cigarettes

So my suggest to my heart patients is that they abstain from smoking marijuana

Please let me know if you need any more information

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