Marijuana Users Could Be Good Candidates For Heart Transplants, New Research Shows

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By Nina Zdinjak Are cannabis users suitable candidates for heart transplants? This implies the potential for an entirely new approach to identifying suitable heart transplant candidates. Researchers discovered that clinicians’ decision not to select cannabis users as acceptable candidates for heart transplants is founded on old data or has no scientific significance. New Study Provides Answers “Clinician bias, lack of consensus, and a dearth of research limit standard decision-making and worsen disparities in heart transplantation,” he said. Researchers came to the conclusion that the medical community should reexamine its understanding of cannabis use and heart transplantation, writes the IU School of Medicine.

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Researchers discovered that clinicians’ decision not to select cannabis users as acceptable candidates for heart transplants is founded on old data or has no scientific significance.

By Nina Zdinjak

Are cannabis users suitable candidates for heart transplants? While they are currently not considered to be, a new study indicates this could be wrong. Scientists from Indiana University School of Medicine analyzed more than 200 publications, reviews pre- and post-heart transplant considerations connected to marijuana use and released their findings in the journal Circulation:...

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