Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium linked to heart disease by Houston research study

A study by Methodist Hospital in Houston has linked acid reflux drugs known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to heart disease. Researchers found that PPIs can cause blood vessels to constrict, which over time can cause hypertension and can weaken the heart. Popular PPI drugs include Prilosec, Prevacid, and Nexium. Details of the study can be found here.