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Chauncey W. Crandall, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall, author of Dr. Crandall’s Heart Health Report newsletter, is chief of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the world-renowned Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. He practices interventional, vascular, and transplant cardiology. Dr. Crandall received his post-graduate training at Yale University School of Medicine, where he also completed three years of research in the Cardiovascular Surgery Division. Dr. Crandall regularly lectures nationally and internationally on preventive cardiology, cardiology healthcare of the elderly, healing, interventional cardiology, and heart transplants. Known as the “Christian physician,” Dr. Crandall has been heralded for his values and message of hope to all his heart patients.

Tags: marijuana | diabetes | heart attack

Pot Linked to Heart Risks

Chauncey Crandall, M.D. By Thursday, 18 November 2021 04:50 PM Current | Bio | Archive

A study claims that smoking marijuana dramatically increases a person’s risk of suffering a heart attack or other cardiovascular event.

Over a five-year period, regular users as young as their early 30s were 4.6 times more likely to have a cardiac-related illness than those who did not smoke the drug. Scientists from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, noted that pot smokers tend to have higher blood pressure than nonusers and are more likely to drink heavily, smoke tobacco, and have Type 2 diabetes — all of which increase the risk of heart attacks.

“Even when we corrected for known risk factors, we still found a higher rate of both stroke and heart failure in those patients using the drug,” says Dr. Aditi Kalla, a cardiologist at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. “That leads us to believe that there is something else going on besides diet-related cardiovascular side effects.”

Researchers also found that marijuana use was independently associated with a 26 percent increased risk of stroke and a 10 percent increase in heart failure.

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