A new study shows that caffeine does not seem to have adverse effects on individuals with irregular heartbeats. The results of the study were published online October 17 in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. The study included 51 people with heart failure. The study was conducted by separating the people into two groups.
A device used during recent open-heart surgeries might be putting patients at risk. Federal officials have discovered bacteria linked to the device that could lead to a complicated infection, according to The Washington Post. It is reported to be rare, but the infection could lead to serious illnesses and even death. The problem traces back to equipment used as far back as 2012.