Researchers at the University of Hawaii have come across a positive finding during a recent study: Marijuana use may reverse heart failure.
The study concluded that some drugs can protect and reverse heart damage related to stress that advances certain types of heart conditions, according to the Honolulu Star Advertiser. Hypertension, heart attacks and leaking valves can attribute to heart failure.
Stokes said, “Anecdotally, people who have heart attacks recover more quickly if they’re marijuana users,” said assistant professor Alexander Stokes. “On the flip side, they have more severe heart attacks to begin with.”
Stokes also stated, “Heart disease and diabetes are very prevalent in the islands and there’s greater prevalence in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations. It’s important to discover new therapies that impact this terrible disease.”