Cannabis Users More Prone to Rare Broken Heart Syndrome—Study

Smoking cannabis has been known to treat certain forms of cancer, but a recent study has found a link between use of the controversial herb and a heart-weakening condition.

Stress cardiomyopathy, popularly known as broken heart syndrome, shows symptoms eerily similar to a heart attack, including chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness and fainting.

The effects of the rare illness, which is often caused by the heart’s inability to pump blood, are usually short-lived but could indicate a more serious condition, according to a report by The Telegraph.

Dr. Amitoj Singh, of St. Luke’s University in Pennsylvania, USA, claimed that “the effects of marijuana, especially on the cardiovascular system, are not well known yet,” and could very well put users at high-risk of developing heart-related conditions.

“With its increasing availability and legalisation in some states, people need to know that marijuana may be harmful to the heart and blood vessels in some people,” he was quoted as...

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