Medical cannabis for chronic pain treatment linked to arrhythmia risk

Medical cannabis use for chronic pain may confer increased risk for de novo arrhythmia compared with nonuse or other treatments for chronic pain, researchers in Denmark reported.
There was no observed relationship between cannabis use and risk for ACS, according to the findings published in the European Heart Journal.
“Despite following a huge cohort of almost 2 million patients with chronic pain for up to 4 years, just 5,391 patients were prescribed medical cannabis in the period; thus, medical cannabis does not seem to be widely used by physicians nor requested by patients yet in Denmark,”

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