Study: Heart Attack Patients with History of Cannabis Use Less Likely to Die During Hospitalization

cannabiscuresnauseaThose with a history of cannabis use who suffer from a heart attack are less likely to die during hospitalization, according to a new study presented this month at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology (which took place April 3 in Chicago).

For the study, researchers took hospitalization results of 3,800 heart-attack patients who said that they’ve used cannabis in the past, and compared them to over a million similarly matched patients who didn’t have a history of cannabis use.

Researchers at the University of Colorado found that patients who had consumed cannabis had a significantly lower mortality rate during hospitalization, and were also at lower risk for shock and the use of an IABP (intra-aortic baloon pump).

Researchers say that they’re uncertain why exactly cannabis improves mortality rates in heart attack patients.

About Anthony Martinelli

Anthony, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of TheJointBlog, has worked closely with numerous elected officials who support cannabis law reform, including as the former Campaign Manager for Washington State Representative Dave Upthegrove. He has also been published by multiple media outlets, including the Seattle Times. He can be reached at TheJointBlog@TheJointBlog.com.


  1. Susan Rohrbaugh

    Awesome news, current heart disease pt., and have heart attact , so happy that the medical world is finally doing more studies, this news is so uplifting

  2. Anne

    Another awesome post on Cannabis.

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