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Abstract Title:

Energy Drinks and Myocardial Infarction.

Abstract Source:

Cureus. 2018 May 21 ;10(5):e2658. Epub 2018 May 21. PMID: 30042909

Abstract Author(s):

Muhammad Wajih Ullah, Sunita Lakhani, Wardah Siddiq, Arshi Handa, Yamini Kahlon, Tariq Siddiqui

Article Affiliation:

Muhammad Wajih Ullah


The popularity and use of energy drinks have accelerated over the past decade and are a health concern worldwide. The key ingredients of energy drinks include caffeine, guarana, taurine, ginseng, and sugar. Most of the well-known side effects due to consumption of energy drinks include tachycardia, headache, anxiety, and palpitations and are frequently attributed to caffeine. Recently, a few cases of life-threatening cardiovascular events in individuals who overdosed massive quantities of caffeinated energy drinks have been reported. In this case report, we are documenting a case of myocardialinfarction in a 25-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with chest pain. The patient had been consuming massive quantities of caffeinated energy drinks daily for the past week. This case report and the few previously documented studies support a possible connection between caffeinated energy drinks and myocardial infarction. The purpose of this case report is to promote awareness in the general population and the medical staff about cardiac mortality due to overdosing of massive quantities of caffeinated energy drinks.

Study Type : Human: Case Report
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