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An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders for Dental Professionals

Course Number: 545

Other Implications of Marijuana

In addition to oral effects, cannabis smoking has been implicated in cardiovascular disease. A recent systematic review reports atrial fibrillation, increased heart rate, and a risk for postural hypotension in healthy men who used marijuana.24 In older adults cardiovascular changes led to angina attacks from lack of oxygenated blood in cardiac muscle.19