Bioabsorbable Stents; Caffeine and Heart Failure; Proton Pump Inhibitors

Every year Cleveland Clinic doctors and other health experts compose a list of treatments, tools, and trends that are likely to be medical breakthroughs in the year ahead. Among the items on Cleveland Clinics Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2017 are a few that affect cardiovascular health. A small study of heart failure patients found that drinking caffeinated coffee every day didnt raise their risk of abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). If you take a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) for heartburn, you may be putting yourself at a higher risk for an ischemic stroke, according to a study presented at the most recent American Heart Association conference.
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