Cannabis for Heart Disease

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Heart Disease

The heart is a unique muscle that gets its own nourishment from three main vessels called the coronary arteries. In Western medicine’s model, when one or more of these coronary arteries is slowly or suddenly blocked (as in the case of a blood clot) or gradually narrows (as in the case of atherosclerosis, a build-up of plaque), the heart muscle begins to ache.

If not corrected, this “ache” can progress to tissue death called a myocardial infarction or heart attack. The size of the infarct determines survivability. In 2007, the Centers for Disease Control publicized a report identifying heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S., with more than 600,000 victims that year.

Ratings for Cannabis and Heart Disease

Rated 2.0 / 5 (How Ratings Work)

Possible to probable range of efficacy of cannabis for treatment of heart disease.
Based on 15 Studies from 2004 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Heart Disease

Study Name, Description & Year


Marijuana Use And Inpatient Outcomes Among Hospitalized Patients: Analysis Of The Nationwide Inpatient Sample Database
Logistic regression analysis (Correlation study), Conducted on 387,608 hospitalized patients between 2007-2011. — 2016