Research includes a possible link between Zika & CV issues, CV effects of cannabis use, and neurocognitive impairment with PCSK9 variants.
Presentations at the American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Sessions included potential heart issues related to Zika infection, risk of stroke and heart failure with cannabis use, and neurocognitive impairment with PCSK9 variants.
Myocarditis, Heart Failure and Arrhythmias in Patients with Zika Abstract link.
Cannabis Use Predicts Risks of Heart Failure and Cerebrovascular Accidents: Results from the National Inpatient Sample Abstract link.
Cannabis use was independently associated with a 26% increase in stroke risk and 10% increase in heart failure.
PCSK9 Variants and Neurocognitive Impairment: Data from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) Study Abstract link.