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Cardiac Arrest in a Young Man Following Excess Consumption of Caffeinated "Energy Drinks"

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Cardiac Arrest in a Young Man Following Excess Consumption of Caffeinated "Energy Drinks"

Adam J Berger et al. Med J Aust.

Abstract

An otherwise healthy 28-year-old man had a cardiac arrest after a day of motocross racing. He had consumed excessive amounts of a caffeinated "energy drink" throughout the day. We postulate that a combination of excessive ingestion of caffeine- and taurine-containing energy drinks and strenuous physical activity can produce myocardial ischaemia by inducing coronary vasospasm.

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