Study published on association of cannabis use and cardiac dysrhythmias

Clipart representing cardiac dysrhythmias

UC Davis Professor of Emergency Medicine John R. Richards and his team recently published a paper that analyzes pertinent medical literature on the association between cannabis use and cardiac dysrhythmia. Cannabis use results in elevation of heart rate and blood pressure immediately after use, primarily due to sympathetic nervous system stimulation and parasympathetic nervous system inhibition. These effects may precipitate cardiac dysrhythmia.