Cardiovascular complications induced by cannabis smoking: a case report and review of the literature

Emerg Med J. 2005 Sep;22(9):679-80. doi: 10.1136/emj.2004.014969.


Cannabis is generally considered a drug of low toxicity. Although attention has focused on its neuropsychiatric effects, little has been given to cardiovascular side effects. Here we report a case of atrial tachyarrhythmias following cannabis use, and review the literature on its cardiovascular effects and complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*
  • Tachycardia / etiology*
  • Tachycardia / therapy