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Does smoking marijuana affect the stent in the artery?

I recently had a stent inserted in LAD artery and have totally quit smoking after 47 years of 1/2 pack a day. I am on blood pressure meds, blood thinners now, and lipitore, and janumet for sugar(borderline), not overweight . I smoke marijuana recreationally , a few joints on weekend. Unlike cigarettes , how will this affect my stent and arteries. I was a heavy smoker all my life of marijuana and the rest of my heart and arteries are good. Do you think occasional weekend usage will affect the stent and that area?
Thu, 6 Oct 2016
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Hi ! Thank you for using HCM

Yes Marjuana may affect your arteries and stand condition
. This happens cause mariuna affect your nervous system in result you may have : increase heart rate, high systolic and diastolic blood pressure ( that your medication may not manage ) ;.

These 3 conditions makes your heart muscles to need more oxygen (so more blood ) and if you have problem with coronary arteries ( especially When you have stand ) you artery can not effort and in the end you may have Angina ( heart infarct )
Also Marjuana may cause vasospasm ( constriction of you coronary artery ) .
Some studies shows that Marijuana may increse risk for heart atack with 4.8 after 60 minute you take it .

Hope these help
Wish you good health
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Does smoking marijuana affect the stent in the artery?

Hi ! Thank you for using HCM Yes Marjuana may affect your arteries and stand condition . This happens cause mariuna affect your nervous system in result you may have : increase heart rate, high systolic and diastolic blood pressure ( that your medication may not manage ) ;. These 3 conditions makes your heart muscles to need more oxygen (so more blood ) and if you have problem with coronary arteries ( especially When you have stand ) you artery can not effort and in the end you may have Angina ( heart infarct ) Also Marjuana may cause vasospasm ( constriction of you coronary artery ) . Some studies shows that Marijuana may increse risk for heart atack with 4.8 after 60 minute you take it . Hope these help Wish you good health