BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Everyone loves to start fresh with a good and strong mug of coffee. Unfortunately, there are many doctors out there who advise us against consuming caffeinated products, due to the fact that they can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases. According to a new study, caffeine does not cause premature atrial contractions.
Older studies would point out that caffeinated products such as coffee or instant coffee can increase the risk of having extra heartbeats. And as one thing leads to another, patients having extra habits can develop certain cardiovascular anomalies such as premature atrial contractions or premature ventricular contractions.
Moreover, the excessive consumption of caffeinated products can also increase the likelihood of suffering from a deadly heart stroke or a brain stroke.
But, according to a recent study regarding the patient’s coffee-related habits, there is no reason to panic if you had an extra cup of coffee to get the engine going. The study was performed by a team of medical scientists from the University of California and it seem to be the largest study to question the idea that coffee is bad for our health.
The scientists working on the project decided to take the high road instead, meaning that they’ve focused on the average caffeine intake over a 12-months period, rather than focusing on extreme consumption.
Through their study, the team wanted to establish if there is a direct correlation between caffeine intake and the incidence of heart abnormalities such as premature atrial contractions or premature ventricular contraction.
For the clinical study, the team enlisted the help of more than 1.300 patients, randomly chosen from all over the United States. Moreover, the team also had access to over 6.000 more health reports on patients suffering from extra heartbeats.
Their conclusion was that caffeine does not cause premature atrial contractions and that coffee does not directly cause heart abnormalities. In order to determine the link between coffee and PAC, the medical examiners asked the participants a couple of question regarding their coffee intake. After the interview was over, the participants were also subjected to a 24-hour EKG.
According to their results, approximately 61 percent of the patients enrolled in the study consumed one or more caffeinated products in the course of one day. Furthermore, by studying their EKG graph, the doctors haven’t discovered any trace of premature atrial contractions or premature ventricular contractions.
In conclusion, it would seem that caffeine isn’t in the habit of giving us extra heartbeats. Moreover, the doctors stressed out the fact that coffee is actually good for our cardiovascular system.