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Cannabis may increase risk of fatal complication after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage


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Reuters Health - 21/01/2022 - Recent use of cannabis significantly increases patients' risk of a potentially fatal complication called delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) following a rare type of stroke, researchers report.  Although the type of stroke studied, aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), comprises only about 5% of all stroke cases, it causes neurological disability in about two-thirds of patients and eventually kills about 40%.  A leading cause of this disability or death following an aSAH stroke is DCI, which can develop within 14 days of the initial stroke. "Given the popularization of cannabis use in the United States, it is essential to continue...


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