Patients with HF who used cannabis had a decreased risk for atrial fibrillation compared with those who did not use cannabis, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
medical resident in the department of internal medicine at Seton Hall University Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine in Englewood, New Jersey, and colleagues analyzed data from the 2014 Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project of patients with a diagnosis of primary and secondary HF. Other patients including those with discharge diagnoses of AF and both dependent and nondependent users of cannabis were identified. Those with disorders for abuse of substances such as antidepressants, sedatives and cocaine were excluded.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
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