Synthetic Marijuana Induced Acute Nonischemic Left Ventricular Dysfunction

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Elsheshtawy, Moustafa ; Sriganesh, Priatharsini ; Virparia, Vasudev ; Patel, Falgun ; Khanna, Ashok (2016)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: Case Reports in Cardiology, volume 2,016 (issn: 2090-6404, eissn: 2090-6412)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2016/9625758, pmc: PMC4826922
  • Subject: RC666-701 | Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system | Case Report | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: mental disorders

Synthetic marijuana is an uptrending designer drug currently widely spread in the US. We report a case of acute deterioration of nonischemic left ventricular dysfunction after exposure to synthetic marijuana. This case illustrates the importance of history taking in cardiac patients and identifies a negative cardiovascular effect of synthetic marijuana known as K2, not yet well detected by urine toxicology screening tools.
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