Cannabis induced acute coronary syndrome in a young female

Int J Cardiol. 2010 Aug 6;143(1):e4-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.11.200. Epub 2009 Jan 27.


Nowadays cannabis is the most common substance of drug abuse and pathophysiological effects have been described on the cardiovascular system. Yet there is limited information concerning cannabis induced acute coronary syndrome and the exact contribution of cannabis smoking to coronary artery disease and its mechanism are not known. We describe a case of acute coronary syndrome following cannabis smoking in a young female with no predisposing causes for thrombosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Coronary Syndrome / chemically induced*
  • Adult
  • Cannabis / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Vasospasm / chemically induced*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Marijuana Smoking / adverse effects*