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Doctors are concerned about the effects of smoking marijuana among young people who are vulnerable to the coronavirus.
Weed smokers put themselves at risk of dying if they contract the coronavirus.
Weed smokers are among the COVID-19 high-risk categories and explains why more young people are succumbing to the virus in recent weeks.
Doctors say marijuana smoke weakens the heart muscles, putting weed smokers and vapers at higher risk of dying due to COVID-19. Doctors have previously linked weed smoking to deaths of young people who contract COVID-19.
"The American Heart Association recommends that people not smoke or vape any substance, including cannabis products, because of the potential harm to the heart, lungs and blood vessels," said Dr. Rose Marie Robertson, the deputy chief science and medical officer for the American Heart Association, in a statement.
Experts say anyone considering smoking mary jane recreationally should consult with their doctors first.
In addition to COVID-19 risk factor, doctors also found weed smoking has "the potential to interfere with prescribed medications" as well as "trigger cardiovascular conditions or events, such as heart attacks and strokes," said clinical pharmacologist Robert Page II.
"If people choose to use cannabis for its medicinal or recreational effects, the oral and topical forms, for which doses can be measured, may reduce some of the potential harms," Page said in a statement.
"It is also vitally important that people only use legal cannabis products because there are no controls on the quality or the contents of cannabis products sold on the street," he added.
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Rapper French Montana was seen out and about for the first time since being admitted to the ICU with cardiac issues in November.
The 35-year-old Moroccan-born rapper was seen leaving Catch restaurant after dining with his friend Megan Thee Stallion in West Hollywood on Monday.
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Megan Thee Stallion, who arrived and left separately with a girlfriend, was among the few stars who visited Montana in the hospital.
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Montana was released from the hospital last week under doctor's orders to remain on bed rest for 30 days. He claimed his cardiac symptoms were related to the celebrity disorder "dehydration and exhaustion".
The rapper's camp denies rumors that he had a heart attack caused by a history of drug use.
Montana is the CEO and founder of Cocaine City Records. His debut album, Excuse My French, was released in 2013.
In an Instagram post, the rapper celebrated the release of his new album, titled Montana. "The music is keepin my spirit alive," he told fans.
In another Instagram post that showed him doing pushups on the hospital floor, Montana wrote "CANT KEEP ME DOWN !!"
Rapper French Montana released another hospital photo to promote his upcoming album, Montana, set to drop on Dec. 6.
In the photo posted on Instagram.com Tuesday, Montana is seen doing pushups on the floor of a hospital room. A handicap toilet sits against a wall in the background. EKG leads are attached to his chest.
The caption reads:
"CANT KEEP ME DOWN !!
Been workin hard on my new album and I'm so proud to announce it's coming THIS FRIDAY !!! #MONTANA The music is keepin my spirit alive ???? THANK YOU to my fans, love y’all for ridin with me thru this journey".
This is the 2nd hospital photo the rapper has released in a week, prompting his followers to accuse him of using his hospital stay as a publicity stunt for his album.
The 35-year-old rapper was hospitalized on Nov. 21, after he collapsed at home and complained of abdominal/chest pain, nausea and shortness of breath. Medics who responded to his home reported he had an elevated heart rate (palpitations).
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It's the day after Thanksgiving - traditionally Black Friday in America - when most Americans hit the malls to take advantage of after Thanksgiving sales.
Rapper French Montana is thankful to be out of intensive care and in a regular hospital room for the holidays. He posted an image on Instagram.com that shows his fresh haircut after spending 2 weeks in ICU in a San Fernando Valley hospital.
Montana captioned the photo:
"Thank you Everyone for all of the prayers, love and support. I’m finally out of ICU and am getting better one day at a time !!!"
The rapper was hospitalized on Nov. 21, after he collapsed at home and complained of abdominal/chest pain, nausea and shortness of breath. Medics who responded to his home reported he had an elevated heart rate (palpitations).
Some of Montana's fans were worried that the EKG monitor in his room shows his heart rate is still high at 127. But that heart rate is Ok if he's moving around. What doctors want to see is how quickly his heart rate returns to normal (60-100) while he's at rest.
Montana's hospitalization comes a few weeks after the Moroccan rapper celebrated his 35th birthday in Africa. Rumors are swirling that Montana picked up a nasty infection that weakened his heart. This type of cardiac infection is potentially deadly. Montana's signs and symptoms can also be caused by narcotic abuse.
Online sources say Montana's worried ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian checks up on him daily.
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Megan Thee Stallion visited fellow rapper French Montana who is laid up in an intensive care unit after allegedly suffering cardiac issues at home.
Megan posted a video of her visit to see Montana just before attending the 2019 American Music Awards on Sunday. In the video, Megan, 24, tells Montana to "Get your motherf----- ass out this motherf------ bed and go home. They can't keep a real ni--a down."
Montana shared a since-deleted video that shows he is in an isolation room in intensive care. He captioned the video "6 days in icu." He wore a pulse oximeter on his index finger to monitor his respiratory status.
His hospitalization comes a few weeks after the Moroccan rapper celebrated his birthday in Africa. Rumors are swirling that Montana picked up a nasty infection that weakened his heart muscle while over there.
Online sources say Montana's worried ex-girlfriend Khloe Kardashian is also checking up on him daily.
Police were called to the rapper's Calabasas, Calif. mansion at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in response to a burglary report which turned out to be a false alarm. But the cops called an ambulance when the rapper collapsed after complaining of shortness of breath, abdominal/chest pain and nausea.
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Bernie Sanders, independent candidate of Vermont, was rushed into surgery for a blocked coronary artery after he experienced chest pains during a campaign event on Tuesday.
Sanders, who is one of the leading candidates to challenge President Trump in 2020, underwent emergency surgery to have two stents inserted into one of his coronary arteries that feeds blood to the external muscle of the heart.
Sanders' spokesperson released a statement on Wednesday:
"During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing, he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted."
The Spokesperson noted that Sanders is awake and talking to staff. All campaign events have been canceled until further notice.
"Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates."
A blockage is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. Plaque builds up over time and is usually not diagnosed until the blockage causes symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath or death.
The blockage causes narrowing in the artery that interrupts the flow of blood to the heart muscle, leading to death of the heart muscle.
Below is an illustration of the front of a human heart. The illustration shows the positions of the left and right coronary arteries on the external wall of the heart.
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