CME/CE: Vessel Blockage Common in Young Stroke Patients Who Smoke Pot

Publication Date:
Sun, 11/01/2015
By: Alere Staff

SPONSORED BY

MedPage Today

American Heart Association

ACTIVE DATE

October 26, 2015 – October 26, 2017

CREDIT

Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™

DESCRIPTION

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.

LINK

http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Strokes/54312