According to a team of Greek scientists from the Harokopio University and Hippokration Hospital in Athens, drinking a couple of cups of coffee a day could help heart attack patients avoid potentially serious complications in the future. But only under condition that they have normal blood pressure levels.
The findings of the Greek research have shown that people who had heart attack and drink one to two cups of coffee a day have as much as 88 percent lower risk of the so-called ventricular systolic dysfunction, a condition which often precedes heart failure. The effect of coffee in heart attack patients who have high blood pressure is, however, right the opposite.
Coffee is an excellent source of antioxidants and many other compounds which can be both beneficial and harmful, depending on the person's blood pressure levels.