Smoking Weed

Has anyone had experience smoking weed with a pacemaker? I haven't since my surgery but would like to start again. I have complete heart block and had weed before the pacemaker, but I don't know if it will effect my pacemaker.


Smoking Weed

by doublehorn48 - 2021-06-09 11:44:15

 I read articles from  the Cleveland Clinic and the Mayo Clinic.  A few weeks ago I read an article about the effect of smoking or ingesting weed on the heart.  This article said that pot was very detremental to your heart.  You can probably find this article online.  I was surprised that edibles were just as harmful as smoking.  Anyway that's what I read.


by AgentX86 - 2021-06-09 15:13:25

Is it really surprising that if cigarettes are bad for your heart and lungs that weed would be no better? The more that's known about marijuana the worse it looks. Politics is blind, though.

Ask your doc

by Persephone - 2021-06-09 19:32:28

My guess is that it would be likely that others have raised this question to your doc before you, so I wouldn't think you'd need to worry about asking.

THC and arrhythmias!

by asully - 2021-06-10 00:24:54

THC is known to cause arrhythmias, arrhythmias and pacemakers don't mix well.  Neither do arrhythmias and any heart condition.  As for smoking I would say not worth the risk of cancer, edibles or marinol pills would mitigate that risk but your still risking your chance of having arrhythmias.  I think your doctors are likely to tell you it's a bad idea.  But if you want to know discuss it with them, maybe in low doses but only for medical purposes like end stage disease is likely going to be their answer and even then most docs will tell you it isn't worth the risk.  CBD may be an option as I believe it is less likely to cause arrhythmias but I would talk it over with your doctors first.  If it's legal where you live and they think something is medically safe and you are not abusing the substance than I wouldn't see the problem, but I am guessing all of those things being true is unlikely.  Alcohol is a similar deal, it can trigger arrhythmias and other heart problems, not good when you have a pacemaker.  I know this can be disappointing to hear but I promise there are many other activities you can enjoy that feel good and aren't going to put your heart at risk.

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