Understanding the impact of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9-THC) on blood pressure is crucial for evaluating its potential effects on cardiovascular health. Let’s delve into a study that explores the changes in blood pressure and heart rate after the administration of delta-9-THC.

Study Findings

The study involved ten healthy male volunteers who received intravenous administration of 25 μg/kg delta-9-THC. The researchers measured systolic intervals (STIs) before and after the administration to assess the cardiovascular effects. Here are the notable findings:

  • Heart Rate Increase: Following the administration of delta-9-THC, the average heart rate of the participants increased by 32 ± 7 beats per minute. This indicates that delta-9-THC has a stimulatory effect on heart rate.
  • Blood Pressure: The study observed that systolic and diastolic blood pressures remained unchanged after the administration of delta-9-THC. This suggests that delta-9-THC does not have a significant immediate effect on blood pressure levels.

Impact of Beta-Adrenergic Blocking

The study also included nine subjects who had undergone prior beta-adrenergic blocking. Their response to delta-9-THC was slightly different but still noteworthy. Here are the key findings:

Heart Rate and PEP Changes

Similar to the non-blocked subjects, the beta-blocked subjects experienced an increase in heart rate after delta-9-THC administration. However, the PEP was shortened by only 9 msec in these individuals, indicating a blunted response compared to non-blocked subjects.

Cardiac Performance

Delta-9-THC was found to enhance cardiac performance by increasing heart rate and shortening the PEP while prolonging the LVETc. These changes suggest an improvement in cardiac function.

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