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Abstract Title:

Caffeinated Energy Drink Induced Ventricular Fibrillation: The Price for Overexcitement.

Abstract Source:

Cureus. 2019 Dec 11 ;11(12):e6358. Epub 2019 Dec 11. PMID: 31886092

Abstract Author(s):

Hesham Osman, Sadeq Tabatabai, Mahmoud Korashy, Mohamed Hussein

Article Affiliation:

Hesham Osman


An otherwise healthy 32-year-old man had an in-hospital cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation after a few days of consuming 48 cans of alcohol-mixed energy drinks (EDs) (250-mL per can ). He had collapsed shortly after presenting to the emergency room with complaints of lack of sleep and palpitations. Normal cardiac rhythm was restored by biphasic direct current (D/C) shock. EDs generally contain mainly caffeine, taurine, and other ingredients. Especially in high doses, caffeine can cause palpitations and ventricular arrhythmias.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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