CME/CE: Vessel Blockage Common in Young Stroke Patients Who Smoke Pot
By: Alere Staff
American Heart Association
October 26, 2015 – October 26, 2017
Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
Regular cannabis users who suffer ischemic strokes before the age of 50 tend to be significantly younger and more likely to have strokes caused by intracranial arterial stenosis compared to patients who do not smoke pot. The study did not address the controversial question of whether regular marijuana use is causally linked to higher stroke risk in younger adults.