What is Heart Disease

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs when blood flow to a part of your heart is blocked for a long enough time that part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies. Learn more

Heart disease is one of several cardiovascular diseases, which are diseases of the heart and blood vessel system. Other cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), and rheumatic heart disease.

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October 25, 2013

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Reduce Cigarette Consumption
Cannabidiol (CBD) Could Help Treat Nicotine Addiction It is no secret that cigarette smoke has detrimental ramifications in the human body. In fact, a study published in 2008 cited tobacco as the single greatest cause of preventable death internationally. “Each cigarette smoked is estimated to shorten life expectancy by 11 minutes.” Common conditions with which cigarettes are related include: heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and various types of cancer. In fact, each cigarette smoked is estimated to …
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July 22, 2013

Study Shows THC May Limit Damage Caused By Heart Attack
Small Amounts Of THC Defend Against Heart Attacks A recent study conducted by the Felsenstein Medical Research Center in Israel offered some new evidence of the medical value of Cannabis. The study, published in the Journal of Biochemical Pharmacology, was conducted to determine what effect small amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has on heart protection. In order to do so, they conducted an experiment using mice as the subjects. “A single ultra low dose of THC before ischemia [Insufficient Blood flow] …


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