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People taking proton pump inhibitors may have increased risk of myocardial infarction, study shows

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 11 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3220
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

People taking proton pump inhibitors have a 16% higher risk of myocardial infarction than people who don’t, a large US data mining study indicates.1

Researchers used a novel approach to mine clinical pharmacovigilance data that used multiple data sources to assess whether there was any association between use of proton pump inhibitors and cardiovascular risk in the general population. They queried more than 16 million clinical …

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