Cardiac asystole following cannabis (marijuana) usage - additional mechanism for sudden death?

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Abstract

A 21 year old university student previously operated during infancy for an unobstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage with an excellent result, was noted on a routine follow up 24. h Holter monitor to have multiple pauses related to cardiac asystole, the longest lasting 5.8. s and temporally related to marijuana inhalation. A repeat Holter was normal following a two week cessation of marijuana usage and again when carried out 3 months later. The documented periods of asystole may be a precursor of sudden death seen in addicts even without evidence of ischaemic heart disease.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3 - 5
Number of pages3
JournalForensic Science International
Volume233
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Cardiac asystole following cannabis (marijuana) usage - additional mechanism for sudden death? / Menahem, Samuel.

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